Did you know that the word “gullible” doesn’t actually appear in the OED? A lot of people I know spend a lot of time poking holes in tabloid stories. It’s fun hobby for all the family. The tabloids are so bad at checking facts that it’s usually easy to find the basic flaws in things… Continue reading Gullible

Modern Campaigning

I got in touch with all of the Battersea candidates who aren’t publishing web feeds to ask them if there was anything I had missed. I only got a reply from one of them. But that’s ok. They’re probably busy. Campaigning is a time-consuming business. The response I got was marked as “not for publication”… Continue reading Modern Campaigning

Mid-Life Crisis Nostalgia Project

Whilst sorting through some paperwork over the last few days I found this photograph. It was taken almost thirty years ago at my secondary school. The picture shows just under fifty eighteen-year-olds who were just about to take their A levels. I’m in the back row, fifth from the right. The one with far more… Continue reading Mid-Life Crisis Nostalgia Project

Rage Against The X Factor

Well done everyone. We really showed ’em. We showed The Man that he can’t mess with Da Kidz. But, actually, we really just doubled the amount of money that Sony BMG made out of this year’s christmas number one. And, despite clear instructions to the contrary in the song’s lyrics, we did exactly what They… Continue reading Rage Against The X Factor

A Twitter Story

People often ask me what is the point of Twitter. What do I get out of it. The answer to those questions change from day to day. Here is today’s answer. Tonight I’m going to see the Twisted Christmas show at the Barbican. It features a number of performers taking a slightly different look at… Continue reading A Twitter Story

I Can’t Hear You La La La La

When the internet first really started to take off ten or fifteen years ago, it was seen as a personal publishing platform. Suddenly, you didn’t need to have support from a TV network or a book publisher in order to get your views in front of a huge potential audience. All you needed was some… Continue reading I Can’t Hear You La La La La