Category Archives: Politics

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

A Pretty Pass

How did we get to this state of affairs in the UK? A voluntary withdrawal from international affairs conveyed within an illusory delusion called Brexit. I’m in a constant perplexing state of apoplexy, combined with deep embarrassment, of the UK

A Pretty Pass

How did we get to this state of affairs in the UK? A voluntary withdrawal from international affairs conveyed within an illusory delusion called Brexit. I’m in a constant perplexing state of apoplexy, combined with deep embarrassment, of the UK

We need a Blake of the modern times

Need a modern Blake.. Recently I have tried to limit myself to just one “Brexit rant” a day because my ever tolerant and patient partner has suffered enough of my mental disassembly, not that she would ever say as much.

We need a Blake of the modern times

Need a modern Blake.. Recently I have tried to limit myself to just one “Brexit rant” a day because my ever tolerant and patient partner has suffered enough of my mental disassembly, not that she would ever say as much.

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),