How Brexit hurt my hip

How Brexit hurt my hip
Toddler politics Back in September I decided to take the girls on an anti-Brexit march. It was full on political conference season and like most European minded lefties, the prospect of turning out against the Tories over their appalling referendum is always a good one. This is my children’s future and I am angry. Several ...

The House on the Corner – Podcast

The House on the Corner - Podcast
I work in what was the Cornerhouse, an arts centre that has moved down the road. We occupy one building and for the past month or so, Loose Space and Manchester Activist Network have squatted the other. The other building, which belongs to Network Rail, has been sitting empty for a couple of years. It contained ...

The Whittingdale…affair

The Whittingdale...affair
I mostly avoid politics on Facebook; too much of a cesspit most of the time. I do follow fellow and soon to be co-ex councillor Adam White who recently came to speak to my Journalism students about politics, social media and user generated content (thank you Adam). After listening to the positively nauseating and weak ...

The story of the value of milk 1

The story of the value of milk
I’m writing this post in fury having just received the saddest letter from our local milkman, Fred Yates and Son. I draw from my memories of working for what was then Britain’s largest farmer who exited the dairy industry 16 years ago due to the poor market.  Yates are a local dairy with a farm ...

126 dead women – #iwd2016

126 dead women - #iwd2016
   Today on International Women’s Day, Labour MP Jess Phillips honoured the 126 women killed in 2015 by the men known to them. She read out their names in parliament, information made available thanks to the work of the Counting Dead Women project run by Karen Ingala Smith.   In the UK in 2015 a ...

Random media thoughts – 15th September

It’s a busy week for politics and the media. Here are some of the things that have caught my attention. Jeremy Corbyn No one could have missed the landslide win Corbyn achieved in the Labour leadership election. As someone who takes a keen interest in the media I’ve been watching how it unfolds. Generally the ...