Monthly Archives: March 2016

Blair, Faith and Terror

The thing that really finished it for me with Tony Blair – more than student fees, over which I resigned from the Labour Party, and the Iraq war, over which I would have resigned if I hadn’t done so already … Continue reading

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The Decline of the British Media

Apparently the British print media is doomed. The current demise of the Indy is the first major casualty. Soon our only news sources will be the internet, whither the Indy has retreated, but which is hugely unreliable; and radio, TV and … Continue reading

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THE LAST TRUMP

Contemplating the end of the world, as one is bound to when watching Donald Trump on TV, I fell to musing what single thing I would want to be preserved as a token for the rest of the universe, of … Continue reading

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Old churches

How can a modern agnostic (like me) love old churches? Well, it’s simple, really. Christianity takes credit for them, but Christianity didn’t build them. They were built by people, as expressions of their own creativity and labour . They were … Continue reading

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The Snoopers’ Charter

A revised version of the Government’s so-called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ – allowing interception of all our phone and email traffic, among other things – is to be presented to Parliament today. Here’s a historical piece I wrote for the Independent on … Continue reading

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