General Election: Vote!

TL; DR: Vote Against the Tories This is long, and I’ll understand if you don’t want to read it. So, a summary. The election should never have been called; Labour should have resisted it when it was. But now that it’s here we need to take advantage of it to protect the NHS. And maybe…

Con/Dem Nation?

Betrayed? My initial reaction to the Liberal Democrats' decision to form a coalition with the Tories was a combination of disappointment and a sense of betrayal (with a side order of impending doom, of course). I was, perhaps, naive. I said that I was voting LibDem, and that I actively wanted Labour to lose (while…

Worrier president

There's a Warren Zevon song called 'Worrier King'. It contains the line, 'I've been up all night, worrying what November's gonna bring.' Given that US elections are always In that month, there's little doubt what he was worrying about. If Warren had lived he'd be worrying now, and I have a shrewd idea in which…