Politics

Forbidden Thoughts; or Why I Joined the Dark Side of Science Fiction

Forbidden Thoughts; or Why I Joined the Dark Side of Science Fiction

Forbidden Thoughts is a new science fiction anthology, full of stories that are politically incorrect. Two of the stories are by me, meaning I am in very bad company. But irrespective of the current locus of mainstream tastes and opinions, there will always be a need to present alternatives.

No More Leaders of the Free World

No More Leaders of the Free World

Some believe that Trump and Clinton are competing to be leaders of the free world. Outside of the USA, few will share that belief.

If Terror Has Nothing to Do with Islam…

If Terror Has Nothing to Do with Islam…

There is an oft-repeated rationalization that Muslim terrorists are not Muslims. The same hollow wordplay would be denounced if used to excuse rape, child abuse, racism or homophobia.

How to Remain in Europe; An Easy Guide to Avoiding the Consequences of Brexit

How to Remain in Europe; An Easy Guide to Avoiding the Consequences of Brexit

Do you disagree with Brexit? This simple trick lets you negate the votes of millions and will keep you in the European Union!

This CEO Wanted a Debate About Brexit, so I Gave Him One

This CEO Wanted a Debate About Brexit, so I Gave Him One

O2 CEO Ronan Dunne said he wanted a ‘proper debate’ about the UK’s membership of the European Union, but he chose a terrible way to engage with the people most likely to want Brexit.

Livingstone Panders to Anti-Semites (and You Know It)

Livingstone Panders to Anti-Semites (and You Know It)

That Ken Livingstone ‘remembered’ Hitler’s support for Zionism perfectly demonstrates how politicians use misinformation and coded language to appeal to anti-semites whilst pretending to abhor racism.

Oscar Row: Black is not the only minority

Oscar Row: Black is not the only minority

Why do writers assert that minorities are under-represented in nominations for Academy Awards, when they only cite Black actors, and never actors from other minorities?

Blaming the Victims of Terror

Blaming the Victims of Terror

Western apologists for radical Islamic terror should stop blaming the victims, and start addressing the perpetrators and supporters of terror who live in the West.

File 770 Mob Hunts for Racists; Fails to find one

File 770 Mob Hunts for Racists; Fails to find one

‘Fans’ of one science fiction website demonstrate a lot more interest in policing political thought than in admiring science fiction.

Hardly Anyone Wants Dot Everyone

Hardly Anyone Wants Dot Everyone

Baroness Lane-Fox had a cunning plan to get herself a new job. She asked the British public – via friends at the BBC – to sign a petition demanding the Prime Minister put her in charge of a new and aimless internet quango. Not surprisingly, the public ignored her.