West End Labour calls for new operators for the Windmill Theatre following licence loss

West End Labour calls for new operators for the Windmill Theatre following licence loss

Patrick Lilley of the West End Labour Action Team says: “It would be tragic if this this hugely historic venue closed for good and was replaced by a bland and faceless chain store or restaurant. It’s a really special place, with a hundred years of history as a theatre, a...

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Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely

They say no one wants to be on their own at Christmas but, seriously, by 6pm Christmas Day who doesn’t? Yes, somewhere someone must be having a perfect Family Christmas but it’s probably not you and, for many, the Family Christmas is just a bitter breeding ground for passive aggression,...

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The Good Fight

The Good Fight

The last time I was roughed up was when I grazed myself on some sandpaper. The jury’s out on whether I’m a lover but I know I’m not a fighter. In my vocabulary, “punch” is a cocktail, “slap” is shoddy cosmetics, “hit” is an iTunes chart topper, and “knock out”...

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When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour, the party that has always advocated for social justice, have its first female leader? Jeremy Corbyn stated during the keynote speech at the party conference that Labour is ‘ready to govern’. Thatcher and May have proven women can make it to Number 10 through the different periods and climates...

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A parliament left behind

A parliament left behind

The Conference season has come and gone. They are strange beats coming just after Parliament had sat for a fortnight following a seven week holiday. Nothing much happens in the two week period but it was brought in to stop the tabloids going on about MPs all apparently having twelve...

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Aging Scribblers

Aging Scribblers

There are many instances of novelists continuing to practise their art well after the appropriate faculties have failed. They re, I imagine, egged on by greedy agents, lazy publishers and pusillanimous editors, all of whom know that, at certain levels, it is names, not content that sell books, leading to...

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Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Goodbye World: Hello Little England

Meanwhile, back in Blighty, we await the Party Conferences in September and early October to see if Mrs May faces a challenge from Michael Gove MP (the Murdoch nominee). We could pick anyone of six other Tory MPs currently being touted including Jacob Rees-Mogg MP who was born in the...

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Shame/Shameless

Shame/Shameless

“He said what!?” For those of us who can still recall how politics was done pre-2016, with at least an appearance of diplomacy, consistency, courtesy, grace and manners each outrageous statement Donald Trump makes is greeted with a slack-jawed disbelief.   “He did what!?” With every newscycle a new low...

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Truth, Education and Fairness

Truth, Education and Fairness

Anyone who is at university or was until recently must feel at least a little inclined to think warmly of Jeremy Corbyn – not just because he  wears a scraggy beard that makes him a natural target for monstering by the non-thinking media, and thus a man with whom they...

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Covfefe

Covfefe

There are only two types of people. Those who divide people into types of people and those who don’t. Only those who don’t. Don’t exist. Ever since Genesis got oddly specific in dividing things into categories, heaven, earth, “grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit,” and...

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