Bastardry

Two Minutes Hate

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in.

Homophobia vs. Gingerphobia

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

As a ginger, the occasional piss-taking gets a bit annoying – but there is a truly gargantuan difference between ‘some people being mean’ and saying ‘you are no longer legally equal to other members of society’

(Worst) Game of the Year 2013

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Gearbox appear to have looked at the list of what makes an enjoyable, high-quality gaming experience, and dedicated themselves to fucking up every single item on the list.

How to use social media if you are a credulous moron

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Please learn how to fact-check, internet.

Fukushima Contamination

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Okay, so you see this image here:   I am utterly fucking sick of seeing it. So pay attention. This is not an image showing radioactive contamination due to the Fukushima disaster. This is an image that shows the wave height of the Pacific Ocean after the Tsunami that triggered the disaster. Notice the little scale on […]

Under 25s

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

So amidst all the usual rhetoric of the Conservative Party conference  - claims that the economy is recovering when it really, really isn’t, promises to keep cutting public services even after the deficit has been paid down, threats to sentence ALL long-term unemployed to Community Service… the usual guff – David Cameron has made the following […]

White Minority

Friday, July 26th, 2013

I live in a very diverse area of the UK – the most ethnically diverse area of Manchester, in fact. That means that, in my local community, white people are in the minority (27%), with South Asians making up the majority (50%). This is something that it’s pretty hard to avoid noticing – Asian people […]

What Has the NHS Ever Done For Us?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

There’s been a lot in the media lately regarding the NHS performing performing badly, or failing to provide adequate service. Our government has already begun the privatisation of our health service, something that wasn’t in either manifesto and which the coalition has no mandate for. Make no mistake – the negative attention the NHS receives […]

Poverty in the UK

Monday, May 13th, 2013

There is a pernicious kind of argument which continues to crop up online, and it is the suggestion that there no such thing as real poverty in the UK. Often there’s a comparison with Africa – because poor and starving people in the UK don’t look like the images we see on NSPCC adverts, so therefore […]

BBC Breakfast Bias response

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Last week I complained to the BBC about – in particular – BBC Breakfast’s appallingly pro-UKIP coverage (this actually got a bit worse after I sent my complaint, as anyone was watching will testify). I got a response this morning:

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