Professional curmudgeon, lover of film, music, comics, politics, books, and just about everything else. He/him

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This "longest political suicide note in history" is fun and everything, but I'm bored now. Can we skip straight to the vote of no confidence and a crushing electoral defeat please? nitter.fdn.fr/i/events/1547222…
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I'm not a religious man, but amen to that
Thou shalt not give a fuck.
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Good definition - and as the years go by, the question seems to me to be one of just how far you feel either type of Tory can be successfully redeemed. Right now, the chances for both are hovering at just over 0%...
Very very accurate explanation!
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UK higher education as a Ponzi scheme - @cstross hitting the nail on the head here The ends of education antipope.org/charlie/blog-st…
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.@TheGreenParty plan to tackle the energy price crisis: ⬇️ Lower price cap to reduce household costs by ~£2000 🏦 Nationalise Big 5 energy retail companies 🌎 Energy efficiency, home insulation & renewables 💸 Much higher taxes on dirty oil & gas profits theguardian.com/politics/202…
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We're in the midst of multiple, interlocking crises – falling wages, collapsing public services, drought – and the only thing you can say for certain about the government is that the most idiotic Prime Minister for a generation is about to be replaced by an even stupider one.
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TL:DR - "Why can't our proles be more slave-like, you know, like...er... the Chinese...?"
EXCL: Tory leadership frontrunner Liz Truss suggested British workers lack the “graft” of their foreign rivals, leaked recording reveals. theguardian.com/politics/202…
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The only time the right care about working class white boys is when they become ammunition in the right-fabricated culture war. Try feeding them. Heating their homes. Funding their schools. Increasing support services. Try that and see what happens to university numbers
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Folklore, even when it wears a deathly visage, is a living current. Its blood is not book ink, but ale begged in pubs. Its stories clothe themselves and walk the streets, jump into our dreams. In its telling, our dance with land and memory. – #CLNolan
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Currently reading The Dawn of Everything by @davidwengrow & I was struck by how much Ursula LeGuin's Always Coming Home prefigures an awful lot of the material in ch. 2 & its focus on the indigenous critique of the Western idea of 'progress'
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Revolution when, not if...?
My latest: Some genuinely terrifying analysis on UK energy bills… 💷bills >£5k, highest in >50y 🏡2/3 to be in fuel poverty 🏥home energy costs £193bn (>> education + defence) …& political offerings not even close to meeting scale of the crisis 1/ carbonbrief.org/analysis-why…
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And I bet Liz Truss will be asking how she can get her own moon next... "The last supermoon of the year 'sturgeon moon' is here 🌕" nitter.fdn.fr/i/events/1557532…
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And I must be being psychically controlled by Tom Baker, given the word choice of my previous tweet
Tom Baker, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Davison... That awesome moment when you realise all the best Dr Who's hate the Tories and Brexit.
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"This is a story about reading but it relies on assuming that most people won’t bother" - a perfect summation of the ongoing and desperate bag of bollocks that is "the culture war"
The newsletter is out. It's about The Times' pathetic attack on universities: Off the books "The Times' 'investigation' into university reading lists is a hit piece in search of a target." brokenbottleboy.substack.com…
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