Writing

Goodbye to Sci Phi Journal et al.

Goodbye to Sci Phi Journal et al.

Sometimes it is easiest to thank people without letting them know.

Brexit and Social Mobility

Brexit and Social Mobility

New research on social mobility is suggestive of a relationship with voting behaviour in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

Citizens of the USA find it increasingly difficult to know what to wear at Halloween parties. Some simple rules should help them understand that almost every costume is an insult to somebody or other.

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

News Broadcasting Is Dying; Embrace the Narrowcast

BBC journalist Nick Robinson argues for more alternative opinions to be broadcast, but the best way to encourage alternatives is through many narrowcasters, not one broadcaster pretending to be all things to all people.

The Tragedy of Great Stories

The Tragedy of Great Stories

One reason I began writing stories was because I felt unsatisfied with many of the stories I would read. When it comes to modern fiction, it often feels like the writer has an agenda which they are determined to hammer into my skull. Perhaps that just means I am out of keeping with the times…

On Defending Big Pay for BBC Celebrities

On Defending Big Pay for BBC Celebrities

There is no justice in the BBC harassing and intimidating millions of people in order to accommodate the overinflated egos of celebrities and the excessive wages they demand.

An Argument for Not Voting

An Argument for Not Voting

Democracy is not served by voters maintaining illusions whilst politicians insist on presenting poor choices.

On Confusing Science with Policy

On Confusing Science with Policy

Where is the evidence that marching for science leads to better policy? Has any scientist done the research, and if so, why did they forget to cite it?

Happy Birthday Achoo

Happy Birthday Achoo

A birthday song for anyone who has been stuck inside with a cold on their special day.

Cambridge Uni Airbrushed Tim Farron’s Wine Glasses

Cambridge Uni Airbrushed Tim Farron’s Wine Glasses

Why would anybody go to the trouble of pretending the Leader of the Liberal Democrats did not stand in front of a shelf of empty wine glasses?