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Trump and the UK Creatives

Honestly – no sooner does one frenzied, unifying, festival-type. UK summer event end and another starts. Okay, the achievement of England‘s plucky little World Cup heroes wasn’t something that could be (openly) celebrated with great fervour in all corners of … Continue reading

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The Rachel Revolution

Here it is! The explosive follow-up to The Rachel Redemption. When the internationally loved wife of the UK Prime Minister died in a car crash in the centre of Rome – the world mourned and an illegal war was waged … Continue reading

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Thanks Nanny – what a state!

I have to say I was a little disconcerted the other night when I saw Glenn Campbell on Reporting Scotland holding aloft an Aldi two litre bottle of cider (the brand name is Taurus for all of you who want … Continue reading

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Who’s ‘the Man’?

Do you remember a few years ago everyone was talking about ‘the Man’?  I was never very sure if it should be spelt with a capital ‘M’ but given that ‘the Man’ was meant to represent big business, conglomerates, multi-nationals, … Continue reading

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Integration and isolation – cultural problems and practical solutions

I heard the news that the UK government’s Integrated Communities Strategy is to invest £50m in schemes to improve community relations over the next two years. Part of that money going towards funding English language learning. Hmmm… thank you Mr … Continue reading

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Spite Your Face

When I first glimpsed the poster for Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face I thought it said Spit In Your Face. With that stuck in my head – along with the striking image of a blue and gold plaster saint or … Continue reading

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Morrissey, Scandal, Backlashes and Bandwagons

It’s all so inevitable, isn’t it? A big scandal breaks, there’s a backlash, a lot of people jump on the bandwagon, a witch-hunt ensues, it all gets confused and in the end nothing much changes. I’m talking about the whole … Continue reading

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