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…
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.
Democracy is not served by voters maintaining illusions whilst politicians insist on presenting poor choices.
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?
A birthday song for anyone who has been stuck inside with a cold on their special day.
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?
Swallow me whole
Body and soul
Not just to the middle
But all of my quiddle…
John Stuart Mill cogently argued that liberalism requires more than laws to protect free speech. Liberals must also guard against “the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” That defensive principle must also be applied to a controversial antagonist like Milo Yiannopoulos.
If freedom of movement is a universal panacea, why not adopt it throughout the Middle East?
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.