General Election 2019

In about 48 hours, the UK goes to the polls again. And not gonna lie – I’m knackered. But if you only read one paragraph of this, then please, please go vote. The issues facing this country right now are huge. Please take this opportunity to have your say, however uch the whole political process feels right now. As readers of this blog know, I’m likely to vote Green. Climate change: the defining problem of this century. One that is manageable and fixable – so long as we do something NOW. The longer we leave it, the harder and more…

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What I Learned Watching Criminal – Netflix

Criminal: UK Protocol is everything. If you have 30 seconds until the interview is over, you have 30 seconds, and that’s it. You do not cross that line. A lot depends on your solicitor. They are there to enforce protocol. Protocol is everything. Romance is a shy, tender thing. Any romance that goes beyond a cautious look between two officers is a matter of Great Controversy, for it has breeched protocol. Know how you’re doing well? When your interviewee shuts down into an emotional wall, encased in the sheer weight of logic and evidence from which there is no escape.…

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Support the Climate Strike

Very late in the day, please support the climate strike! Climate change is the single greatest threat to our existence. It is already manifesting in deadly heatwaves, spreading diseases, decreased fertility, water shortages and ever-more deadly extreme weather. It is ruining crops and lives; driving up the cost of the food on your shelves and endangering coastlines, communities and lives. We’ve known about it since the 1970s, but always put off acting. Now every year that goes by it becomes harder and more expensive to undo the damage, and more lives will be destroyed. We have to get our arses…

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Sweet Tooth In London

It is a Famous Fact, that I love cake. As someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, having cake is the main means through which I socialise with people. It is like going to the pub, only way more chocolatey. I also have the palette of a five-year-old. How much icing is the correct amount? All the icing. Just… all of it. With this in mind, as a public service, here is some of my personal general cakey highlights in London…. Disclaimer – I do not actively seek out taste experiences like a true conoisseur. For all of my cakey love, I’ve…

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Why I’m A Squishy Leftie

If you’ve spent more than 20s on this blog, you’ll know I’m a squishy leftie. I tick a bundle of the boxes – extremely concerned about climate change, social inequality, feminism, discrimination etc.. I was pro-Corbyn until it became apparent that he was pretty useless, and have generally voted Green my whole life, especially in local and European elections where a fairer electoral system than first-past-the-post actually gives my vote a bit more meaning. So I rant about leftie things, but I’m not sure I’ve spent much time explaining how I got this way, or why. Broadly speaking, my leanings…

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