Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?
Culture / Politics / UK

Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?

John Lydon, the once-rebellious ex-singer of the once-subversive punk band the Sex Pistols, appeared on the breakfast show Good Morning Britain on Monday. Lydon took the opportunity to inform Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan and the breakfast TV watchers of Britain of his opinions on Brexit, the “fantastic” Nigel Farage and the “political Sex Pistol” and … Continue reading

Man threatening to leave Scotland after second independence vote, “probably won’t”
Blog Roll / Politics / UK

Man threatening to leave Scotland after second independence vote, “probably won’t”

John Gallagher, an IT consultant from Livingston, has brazenly declared to his work colleagues that if Scotland goes independent he is “out of here pal!”. He made the empty promise shortly after Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, announced her commitment to a second Scottish Independence referendum following the UK’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading

In praise of cats
Culture

In praise of cats

As I write this, my fifteen-year-old and somewhat curmudgeonly cat Marlon is perched comfortably on my lap, purring loudly and contentedly. Yet even in this moment of relative relaxation he retains an alert poise; I know that if I were to move too suddenly, or accidentally stroke him in a discomfiting way, he would be … Continue reading