St George’s Day

St Georges Day. As I write this the sun is out so there’s every chance my face will be various shades of red and white, if so it won’t be by design. I’ll celebrate it by doing nothing different to the norm, apart from maybe using it as an excuse to up my tea intake...

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All About The Intent

As ‘2082’ sits in the Amazon sci-fi top 10 eBook chart (a great start, thanks to all who have bought and spread the word), I thought I’d write a little piece about where the books were born from and the intention behind them. This is going to involve talking about...

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An Open Letter To The Daily Mail

If you work for the Daily Mail, kill yourself. There is no rationalization for what you do and you are Satan’s little helpers, filling the world with violent garbage, you are fucked and you are fucking us, kill yourself it’s the only way to save your fucking soul....

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Racism, a lot of questions and a lot of pricks

Racism is an abhorrent concept that taints our species. I’ve read many an article recently, spawned by a debate born on the football pitch and then played out in the tabloid media, suggesting that we in this country are ahead of the game when it comes to dealing with...

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Jokes, Taking Offence, and the Freedom of Choice

A couple of months ago a man was jailed for 8 months for wearing a t-shirt bearing an offensive slogan. IMPRISONED, AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY FOR 240 DAYS, BECAUSE HE WROTE A SLOGAN ON A T SHIRT IN FELT TIP PEN. The law the man was charged with is over 25 years old and...

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Petty Shoplifting, Note To Self I Am Not Robin Hood

I wandered past the Tesco on Bishopsgate yesterday completely parched. It was 1pm, I had yet to feel liquid touch my lips for the day, and felt dehydrated, dizzy, with the prospect of a 25 minute tube journey home; naturally I was angling after some hydration....

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