Welcome.

I am a complicated conservative and a Civilised Right-winger. I am a bit hippy and arty. I am currently working on poems, a memoir, and cultural essays. I nurture hopes of doing a one man show. And I am interested in the spiritual.

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Top movie: “Gomorrah” (It, 2008)

This is the best Mafia movie I have ever seen. City of God would run it close, as a gangster movie. But this is about a squarely European scene. This is set in our backyard. And it is about business as well as crime. Read more...

Published

27 November 2008

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On movies, Politics & campaigns

My top ecological heart-tuggers

I love ecological insight and I fear that my enthusiasm is especially piqued when there is a human interface with the workings of nature. Here are my three current favourites. Read more...

Published

25 November 2008

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Mind & body

TV: too hot for its own good

Do the media set a perverse agenda - or do they faithfully record events with a serious sense of priorities? Read more...

Published

22 November 2008

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On TV & Radio, RDN's media outings

Hating Thatcher

Mrs Thatcher was divisive, illiberal, militaristic and thought there was "no such thing as society". Easy to hate the old bitch, then. And wrong. Read more...

Published

22 November 2008

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Politics & campaigns

What do conservatives conserve?

Conservatives believe that we ought to preserve many of the values of the past. So how come they like capitalism which keeps changing the world? Read more...

Published

22 November 2008

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Politics & campaigns

What’s wrong with liberals?

I don't like the soft-left, liberal, green agenda. Most of that's pretty easy to explain and justify. But the "liberal" thing is tricky. Read more...

Published

21 November 2008

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Politics & campaigns

Strictly Come elitism

John Sergeant has sparked the most interesting argument about democracy since - oh, I don't know, since George W Bush did or didn't win the popular vote and was rescued (or not) by the Electoral College in 2004. Read more...

Published

20 November 2008

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On TV & Radio, Politics & campaigns
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