Years of Long Knives

A day’s passed since a mob invaded Washington DC’s Capitol Building, at the express direction and continuing approval of the newly-banned-from-Facebook President of the United States. No, they’re not protestors: they’re terrorists who tried to overthrow an election through violent intimidation. This is a case study of the distinction between a protest and a riot, between direct action and an attempted coup; and it doesn’t matter how successful or incompetent the attempted coup might be, it’s still an attempt. Let there be no doubt that had Black Lives Matter protestors gathered outside the capitol, they would have been met with heavily armed riot police covering their faces so as to hide their identity. Oh wait, that already happened.

One step forward, two steps back: status quo in charity recruitment

I, like most functioning members of the human race, didn’t grow up wanting to be a recruiter. Three years later, I’m still here and have found an unexpected fascination with and enduring motivation for the role charity headhunters really play. Or maybe I’m just saying this for the benefit of my boss.

A memo to Keir Starmer: Black Lives Matter is not a “moment”

I like Keir Starmer. Looks good in a suit, right? He outclasses Boris Johnson in PMQs every Wednesday. “Forensic.” Seems like the kind of guy both your nan and your dad would like. Hell, I’m a proud Corbynite who happily voted for him to become Leader of the Labour Party.  But here we are again.Continue reading “A memo to Keir Starmer: Black Lives Matter is not a “moment””