“Are you ready to order, sir?” “Yes, I will take the chicken à la chlorine, followed by the hormone-injected steak. And I’ll have a side portion of the mash with added petro-chemical please.” As the old gag might be recycled,… Read moreThe chlorine or the chicken – which came first?
Brexit means Brexit, as we have been told, remorselessly, since the UK electorate made the historic decision to divorce itself from the European Union. ‘Remoaners’ have been pilloried for trying to subvert the democratic will of the people, for bleating… Read moreIs this The Road to Brexit Hell?
Writer’s block. The dreaded feelings of terror, despair and hopelessness. The fingers are poised, the cursor is flashing, almost taunting, but nothing happens. You stare at the screen, paralysed. What’s going on? Will I ever break out of this funk?… Read moreThis Writer’s Block, It Might Come As A Shock!
“It’s not about the money, money, money, we don’t need your money, money, money,” according to Jessie J. Or is it? For the first time, the BBC has been obliged to reveal the salaries of employees and freelancers earning over… Read moreMoney’s Too Tight To Mention? Not at the BBC…
The poet and philosopher, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, coined a phrase back in the 19th Century – “the suspension of disbelief” – which suggests that if a writer injects a “human interest and a semblance of truth” into a fantastic tale,… Read moreMore Than a Woman