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Wieso Antifa?

Back in January I got to see my favourite German band gig, courtesy of an Xmas present from my fiancé. A ‘Spaß-punk’ band called Wizo, they were formed the year I was born – so they’ve been around for a … Continue reading

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Words They Never Said

This page is about those quotations that circle around social media, and even news articles, opinion pieces and the like, that everyone takes as gospel truth despite the fact that they are almost certainly misattributed. Which, I suppose, makes you … Continue reading

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The Last Son of Heaven

He moved in with his sister, and got a job as a street-sweeper. As was characteristic of his forgetfulness, he somehow managed to get lost on his first day. Seeking help, this seemingly-ordinary urban worker doubtless dumbfounded passers-by when he told them the following… Continue reading

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Emily Davison Knew Her Place

She was born in south-east London 146 years ago today. Her father was 49, her mother 23. Emily Wilding Davison grew up to be a bright student, earning a 1st in English from Oxford University – or, at least, she … Continue reading

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A History of Invincibles Day

Since the Arsenal team of 2003/2004 completed their league campaign without suffering defeat, there has existed on the calendar a feast day commemorating their achievement. No, I’m not talking about the date of their final match that season, against Leicester … Continue reading

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One Man’s Supervillain…

Comrades & Friends, It is all a matter of perspective: The one that you think of as a hero – fighting crime, exposing corruption, upholding liberty for all decent, hard-working families… – is the same individual to us represents everything … Continue reading

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Novice Novelist Struggles To Realise Ambitions

Endeavouring to describe the experience of an urban popular uprising from the perspective of its most cowardly participant, The Yellowest Red succeeds in capturing the emotional turmoil of its terrified protagonist. Adil Patel, an apprentice baker in the employ of a … Continue reading

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