• The ‘Elite’ Should Speak Out

    by  • October 22, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The debate rolls on.  Is the problem with Donald Trump that he’s a pretty terrible person, or is the problem not about Donald Trump at all – that there’s actually something rotten at the heart of America that he’s bringing out of the shadows? Most of the attacks throughout this long election campaign have...

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    The World Is Better Than You Think

    by  • October 19, 2016 • 4 Comments

    Deep breath.  Look around. Famine is being eliminated. In 2014, 850 million suffered from malnutrition, the lowest figure on record.  Meanwhile, 2.1 billion were overweight.  In 1918, Spanish Flu killed up to 100 million in a year, compared to the 40 million who died in WWI.  But in 2014, the Ebola outbreak – “the...

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    The Donald Trump Problem

    by  • October 17, 2016 • 6 Comments

    A Wall Street Journal poll published yesterday (Sunday) revealed that more than half of American voters don’t care if their president is a sexual abuser. That finding sent a shiver through the people of Western Europe.  You could feel the sense of bewilderment rolling out across social media, in texts and emails.  How could...

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    Third World War: Two Steps Closer

    by  • October 15, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Later today (Saturday) talks will take place in Switzerland between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The aim: to broker another ceasefire in Syria. Kerry has already said he doesn’t expect any positive results. Why?  US-Russia relations have not been so poor since the Cold War, and they’re...

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    Ideas And How To Get Them – A Hack

    by  • October 14, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Good ideas are a writer’s currency.  But they can be hard to come by in a torrent of deadlines and life stresses.  Here I’ll tell you a simple hack that will get them when you need them. I say ‘writer’s currency’ but good ideas are key to anybody who makes a living out of...

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    You Won’t Get That Here

    by  • October 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    So-called expert advice to bloggers says stick to one subject so readers always know what they’re getting. Yeah. ^^ ^^ Here, expect #writing #science #weird #politics #tech #mythology #psychology #books #music #economics #thefuture #thepast #philosophy #films #folklore #TV #internationalrelations and a whole host of other things. I’m less interested in writing this as a...

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    The Third World War Is Beginning In The Background

    by  • October 11, 2016 • 2 Comments

    Away from the clown show that is Trump’s presidential bid, the ludicrousness of post-Brexit debate and the self-immolation of the Labour Party, an important event slipped by. It wasn’t flashy – that’s the key for traction in modern media – but the US’ public accusation that Russia was trying to interfere in the coming...

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    Politics, Events And The Writer’s Nightmare

    by  • June 30, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The EU Referendum seems to have unleashed some kind of collective madness in the UK. I’ve been planning to write about the fallout for a few days. But every time I sit down, the situation changes. By the day, by the hour, sometimes even every five minutes. Leave voters’ buyers remorse. Will-they-won’t-they trigger Article...

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    The Murder of Jo Cox MP

    by  • June 16, 2016 • 1 Comment

    I don’t like the world we’re in now. I’m sick of the confrontational political discourse. I’m disgusted with both sides making out that it’s disaster if you don’t agree with them. There are people out there who are tinder-dry and only need the faintest spark to set them ablaze. This isn’t confined to the...

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