Permitted peeping, prying and postulating, progress with care !

  It’s early dusk in a city in the winter in northern Europe, or N.America, maybe London or Boston. You are sat on the top deck of a bus, people are yet to pull their curtains, or close their blinds,

Permitted peeping, prying and postulating, progress with care !

  It’s early dusk in a city in the winter in northern Europe, or N.America, maybe London or Boston. You are sat on the top deck of a bus, people are yet to pull their curtains, or close their blinds,

The Show Must Go On: A Dramaturgical analysis of Brexit

Viewing figures for Brexit events on TV are very high (briefly higher than MTV in UK), many of us have the rituals: PMQs and Peston on Wednesday, Parliamentary TV on Thurs & Friday, Marr & Ridge on Sunday. This is

The Show Must Go On: A Dramaturgical analysis of Brexit

Viewing figures for Brexit events on TV are very high (briefly higher than MTV in UK), many of us have the rituals: PMQs and Peston on Wednesday, Parliamentary TV on Thurs & Friday, Marr & Ridge on Sunday. This is

Brexit Shame & Guilt: Jungian analysis

Think back to the scenes of The People’s Vote March in London on 23rd March 2019, and now think of the scenes from the Vote to Leave March, London, 29th March. What immediate differences come to mind ? I see

Brexit Shame & Guilt: Jungian analysis

Think back to the scenes of The People’s Vote March in London on 23rd March 2019, and now think of the scenes from the Vote to Leave March, London, 29th March. What immediate differences come to mind ? I see

Strictly Come Football, or, why Aristotle would have supported Brexit.

In April 2016 (2 months before Brexit vote) I was standing in an immigration queue at Newcastle airport. The queue was for UK & EU passports, and (judging by the accents of those around me) most of the people in

Strictly Come Football, or, why Aristotle would have supported Brexit.

In April 2016 (2 months before Brexit vote) I was standing in an immigration queue at Newcastle airport. The queue was for UK & EU passports, and (judging by the accents of those around me) most of the people in

Paine’s Brexit: Painful parting ?​

“The Most Valuable Englishman there ever was”. If Thomas Paine (1737-1809) were alive today would he support Brexit ? The first take answer would seem to be of course not, Paine sits in our imagination as a left-leaning liberal,  and

Paine’s Brexit: Painful parting ?​

“The Most Valuable Englishman there ever was”. If Thomas Paine (1737-1809) were alive today would he support Brexit ? The first take answer would seem to be of course not, Paine sits in our imagination as a left-leaning liberal,  and

A Burkeian Brexit?​

Edmund Burke, the father of British Conservatism, became the de facto Anglo-commentator on the 18thC French Revolution. If he were alive today he would undoubtedly be a leading commentator on Brexit. It seems obvious that he would have supported Brexit

A Burkeian Brexit?​

Edmund Burke, the father of British Conservatism, became the de facto Anglo-commentator on the 18thC French Revolution. If he were alive today he would undoubtedly be a leading commentator on Brexit. It seems obvious that he would have supported Brexit

Their sacrifice, our shame

It’s Remembrance Sunday in the UK, so I painted some poppies. I’m fully aware of all the political hullabaloo about the poppy, these paintings are just a tiny gesture to try to define the symbol as I see it. The

Their sacrifice, our shame

It’s Remembrance Sunday in the UK, so I painted some poppies. I’m fully aware of all the political hullabaloo about the poppy, these paintings are just a tiny gesture to try to define the symbol as I see it. The