7 Majestic Minutes

BY FRANK HAVILAND Award ceremonies have long since been redundant, but it was not always the case. In the Golden Age of cinema, they provided a rare opportunity for stars to go off-script, and actually say something of significance. It wasn’t perhaps until 1973 with Marlon Brando refusing the Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather that politics became infused with self-congratulation. For the record, in … Continue reading 7 Majestic Minutes

We’re Losing this War

BY SAM HOOPER The good aspects of this populist insurgency in America and Britain need saving from horrified (and increasingly organised) antidemocratic elites – but also from cynical and incompetent populist leaders who are squandering our last best hope of democratic renewal. For all the furious words being written and opinions expressed of late, nothing much seems to be changing. Despite a political discourse which … Continue reading We’re Losing this War

Moody Thoughts

BY ANDREW MOODY “Laurie Penny has over 140,000 followers on Twitter” the bio of her recent 3rd Wave Feminist Manifesto “Bitch Doctrine” proudly declares. I currently have 509 followers and lose (or gain) a couple every so often, remaining around the 500 mark. So, is this vastly larger Twitter audience indicative of Penny’s superior talent (considering I am but a mere self-published author and she … Continue reading Moody Thoughts

Welcome to the TERF Wars

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND It was some two hundred thousand years ago that our early ancestors made use of the two unique gifts that our burgeoning sentience brought us – those of pattern recognition and imagination. It was then that time came into being – and from that moment on we were propelled forward into an ever increasing and ever more complex world of civilisation. What … Continue reading Welcome to the TERF Wars