Rags to Rags

Rags to Rags

A friend mentioned something the other day I hadn’t heard in a while – the idea of ‘Rags to Rags in Three Generations’. The story happens more often than you might think. The ‘first generation’ of a family starts with nothing, but through hard work and ingenuity builds up a business. Times are tough in […]

Leave Your Comments »

No need for Labour MPs to struggle with TV interview questions about shadow cabinet appointments

No need for Labour MPs to struggle on TV with questions about shadow cabinet appointments – the answers are incredibly simple: Q. Was it right for Jeremy Corbyn to appoint xxx to the shadow cabinet? A. It’s one of Jeremy’s main jobs to appoint the shadow cabinet. If he wants xxx to do a job […]

Leave Your Comments »

Star Boot Sale – Raising Money for Refugees

  I’ve helped organise an eBay auction of celebrity memorabilia and bric-a-brac. In an attempt to be funny, I’ve called it a Star Boot Sale, but don’t let that put you off… Tim Burgess, Alex Turner, Paul McCartney, David Arnold, Noel Gallagher, Marcus Mumford, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, cast members from Vikings and Games of Thrones […]

Leave Your Comments »

I think I may have had a brilliant idea!

My favourite Pizza Express pizza is a classic base Margherita with extra Hot Green Peppers. It costs £10.10 – £8.45 for the pizza and £1.65 for the extra topping. But it’s also possible to buy it another way. You could order an American Hot with no Pepperoni and get exactly the same pizza, except at […]

Leave Your Comments »

A career in film!!! (all I have to do is make a video in my underpants…)

This is a genuine email I received this morning: — from:   pq <pjq71@sbcglobal.net> reply-to:         pq <pjq71@sbcglobal.net> date:   Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:15 AM subject:           Hi, David. This is Paul from Model Mayhem with the audition details for our horror film, Hide. Hi, David. Thank you for your reply and interest in this project! I […]

Leave Your Comments »

Make sure you can vote on May 7th

It’s the most important election in decades – but are you sure you’re going to be able to take part? To be able to vote, you need to be on the Electoral Register. Are you? In the old days, one person from each household would manage the process for everyone. That has now changed, and […]

Leave Your Comments »

Justice for the rich, McJustice for the poor.

This is the speech I made to the #Just4Justice Legal Aid protest on 7 March 2014. As you probably know, we’re going to be hearing a lot over the next year about the Magna Carta, because in 2015 it will be 800 years old. It’s going to be a big deal – there are going […]

Leave Your Comments »

Human Rights, Human Wrongs

It is 20 years ago today that the first Human Rights Day celebrated the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. A huge amount has been achieved since then in many countries around the world, but not everything has changed for the better. The 20th year of Human Rights Day is also […]

Leave Your Comments »

Karen Buck MP – Superhero

It is great to see that Education Secretary Michael Gove has been forced to scrap plans to create a two-tier education system, which would have split children into winners and losers at 16, and abolished lessons in the arts completely. My favourite quote came from my favourite MP, constituency superhero, Karen Buck. On Mr Gove’s […]

Leave Your Comments »

Why you can never trust the Tories

Remember David Cameron’s promised “bare knuckle fight” with Gordon Brown to save Accident and Emergency departments? Of the 29  he said he’d fight a blind man to save, 12 have either been closed or downgraded. You can never trust the Tories.      

Leave Your Comments »

Page 1 of 912345...Last »