I’m in my 50s (don’t want to have to remember to update this on an annual basis!), male, married with grown-up kids, politically-engaged (member of the Labour and Co-operative Parties) and increasingly socialist as I see the world around me getting less just and more exploitative. I run a business, have travelled widely and have a knack for analysis.
I don’t write to be popular, which is just as well, as the things I have to write are always going to upset some people, but I think they’re too important to ignore.
Hopefully, you’ll agree as you read this blog, where I’ll look at some of the political big issues of the day.
George Orwell said that in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. I hope to provide some revolutionary truth to counteract the double-speak that politicians and ‘leaders’ use to try to fool us, to get us to acquiesce or co-operate in things we would reject if we knew what they really meant. The best antidote for bad or deliberately misleading information is good information – so if you think what you read here is good information, please spread the word.
I support CAP (see capuk.org if you have debt problems!), Foodbank, other charities and social action/social justice generally. Oh, and I like Twitter – which contrary to my expectation gives me a lot of links to useful information and isn’t all just fluff.
In fact, Twitter played a big part in my starting this blog. I’ve always been politically engaged, and tried to pick up information for myself where possible. But the stream of mis-/disinformation the current excuse for a government is constantly pushing out to people is intended to fool the electorate and keep them onside while the government gets on with its destructive, ideologically-driven program of dismantling many of the things that are best about the UK. So I’ve started this blog with the aim of pulling together important information I come across via links on Twitter and from other sources into something that, if not quite soundbite-sized, is at least clear and structured enough for people to digest – and which combats the propaganda out there.
I hope I’m successful in that aim – and then next time you hear a misleading line being peddled by a politician, the right alarm-bells will start ringing and you’ll know that all that they’re saying is not what it seems.
Thank you for visiting and reading!