How Not To Go To The Theatre

I made a massive screw-up this week. My step-daughter is doing her GCSEs next year. One of the plays she will be studying is Romeo & Juliet. As it’s currently playing at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park and the Open Air Theatre is one of the best places to see any kind of… Continue reading How Not To Go To The Theatre

A Modest Proposal

Imagine there are two land masses next to each other. One much larger than the other. We’ll call them Big and Small. Most of the people living in Small want Small to remain independent from Big. There is, however, a significant minority of Smallites who value links with Big so highly that they’d like Small… Continue reading A Modest Proposal

Decriminalising Cannabis

Last week the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, announced that cannabis we be downgraded to a class C drug in the UK’s legal classification of drugs. The effect of this change will be that possession of small amounts of cannabis will be effectively decriminalised. This follows an experiment along these lines in Lambeth over recent months.… Continue reading Decriminalising Cannabis

Summertime (and the living is crap)

It seems that the British summer started today. It’ll no doubt be over by the weekend. It’s too hot to do anything constructive. I can’t think straight. I just want to lie down in a darkened room and listen to Beth Orton records. The weather in the UK isn’t supposed to be like this. I… Continue reading Summertime (and the living is crap)