Coming out day

Just a few days ago it was national coming out day; this is a day where people can either come out or celebrate the day they came out whether that be to friends or family. It’s a recognition of a celebration in our land of equal opportunity, where sexual orientation being a cause for discrimination… More Coming out day

“Tory scum” is the sound of electoral death

The Conservative party conference certainly hasn’t been forgotten, least of all by the 60,000+ protest movement which has descended on it. What was supposed to be an event for the politically obsessed has descended into a story of intimidation, hatred, and fear. The protest movement which Jeremy Corbyn wished to unleash is well and truly… More “Tory scum” is the sound of electoral death

Corbyn’s speech spoke to the base but no-one else

I was in my pyjamas when Jeremy Corbyn gave his first conference speech as Labour leader. It was passionate, and delivered with alacrity, but that was the singular stylistic positive.  As a whole the speech was rambling, and disjointed,when it was essential to have clarity and structure. If I am honest I found it difficult… More Corbyn’s speech spoke to the base but no-one else

radicalism and pragmatism

You cannot be both radical and pragmatic, they are two different strands of thinking. Being radical is adopting a far-reaching change into the fundamental nature of something; if you’re being pragmatic you’re accepting that theoretical considerations have to give way to the reality of the situation. In essence, being pragmatic and radical at the same… More radicalism and pragmatism

A good start for Tim

The Liberal Democrats are down but not out in the world of politics, this was shown by the optimism at the Liberal Democrat conference this week. Despite being the sacrificial lamb at the slaughter of the 2015 election, one commentator noted how upbeat the mood was at conference. Maybe the attendees were upbeat because of Labour’s… More A good start for Tim

Assisted suicide my secular response to the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop made a form of a plea to the MP’s  who will debate the assisted dying bill  on Friday. He made an argument that creating an assisted dying bill will cross an “ethical and legal Rubicon”, the word Rubicon is used so much it is on the verge of becoming a cliché. When Caesar crossed the… More Assisted suicide my secular response to the Archbishop of Canterbury