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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2018

We survived. Well, most of us. As with my best songs of the year list, this list is restricted to ten and is in alphabetical order. However, the title of this post is somewhat disingenuous as I haven’t restricted this … Continue reading

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Fuck Brexit, play Yakuza 0

For the last two years the hard line Leavers were defiantly ignorant of Britain’s weak hand, the technical complexities of withdrawal agreements and the true logistic and economic costs of importing and exporting with the your largest trading partner after … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale – emotive torture porn

In the epilogue to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale a group of intellectuals argue whether Offred’s account of Gilead’s brutal theocracy was reliable. There is no ambiguity in the television adaptation – so far. The viewer is given full omniscience, … Continue reading

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Just get on with it

That’s a message from me to the SNP. Between quagmire of Brexit and the inevitable omnishambolic results of the UK government getting involved in Syria, primarily, you suspect, as a distraction from the former, a sense of urgency has developed … Continue reading

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Brexit – the final solution to my consumerist paralysis.

  Gosh, what a pompous title that is. Brian Sewell would’ve been proud. But yeah, I need a new laptop and have done for well over a year. The current one, purchased in 2010, is slower than a granny at … Continue reading

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