BY ALEXIA JAMES Watching those few who have hung around to try and overturn Brexit is a sport in itself. They are clinically insane. While the rest of us were enjoying our Friday evening in the real world at dinner parties, down the pub or snuggled up on the sofa watching a movie, the tinfoilers were busy having a Twitter meltdown about Arron Banks, the … Continue reading Watergate Codswallop
BY ANDREW MOODY Now that Jeremy Corbyn has publicly supported a second Brexit referendum, I’d like to flash back to 1972. Coppola’s The Godfather was the smash hit of the summer, Nixon was two years away from impeachment, Edward Heath was Conservative Prime Minister and unemployment (which kicked off the punk movement) exceeded 1,000,000 for the first time since the 1930s. At this time, the … Continue reading Working Class Toynbee of Toynbee Hall
BY BEN PENSANT 2016 was officially the worst year EVER. That’s a fact – there’s been surveys and everything. Sure, there was a rise in life expectancy and a fall in world hunger; the discovery of gravitational waves and Juno’s exploration of Jupiter; ground-breaking advancements in eradicating HIV, cancer, malaria and measles. But it means nothing when you remember we left the EU, a bad man won an election and a load of famous … Continue reading Fraser’s Edge
BY SAM WHITE A recent Giles Fraser article in the Guardian, Assimilation Threatens the Existence of Other Cultures, asserts that wherever you might choose to live, you should feel no obligation to assimilate into the wider culture. He states: I admire the resilience of a community that seeks to maintain its distinctiveness and recognises, quite rightly, that assimilation into the broader culture would mean the … Continue reading Giles Fraser’s Low Expectations
BY SAM WHITE I greatly enjoyed myself yesterday putting the boot into Anonymous, from Brexit Britain, who’d pushed out a mind bending piece of writing at the Guardian claiming to have been sent into a right-wing, ideological death spiral by Sam Harris, Milo Yiannopoulos, and a YouTube algorithm. But getting on Twitter today, it looks like I need to get my spider senses retuned, as one of … Continue reading Hoax or Hoaxed Hoax?