Monday, 5 December 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
I have to slap myself every time I read news coverage. The political landscape, and the world as a whole feels completely different from the last time I covered this spectacle of shambles. New Prime Minister. New cabinet. An even further shove towards the right-wing, this time with an extremely unhealthy dollop of nationalism that's resulted in an even more bizarre list of worst moments that I just have to discuss.
Monday, 29 August 2016
Jeremy Corbyn didn't sit down on a train. He filmed himself on the floor saying how he and his wife couldn't get a seat, and that Labour needed to re-nationalise the rail service. However, Virgin trains - a private company - leaked CCTV footage showing Corbyn walking past allegedly empty seats. As it turned out, all those seats were either reserved or singles. Later, the Virgin trains staff were able to find Corbyn and his wife a seat together.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Sunday, 14 August 2016
Harry Potter is by no means the greatest work of literature ever created. In fact, on off days (read: days I have to hide the paracetamol from myself) I'm even hesitant to call it good. I will say that it ranks up there with The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, Ender's Game, and A Song Of Ice And Fire as some of the easiest to read yet rewarding books in the English language. But as a Ravenclaw I'm extremely pretentious and the majority of my reading habits these days concern either non-fiction or essays.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Surprise! Another Harry Potter! In 2016, this awful, awful year where in order to fill a nebulous void that threatens to engulf us all; every intellectual property from our childhoods is returning. It reminds me of just before the fall of Narnia, when Aslan summons back everyone from the previous books to witness this destruction together - as time itself seems to unfold. Star Wars is back. Ghostbusters. Pokemon. Star Trek. And now Harry Potter.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
So how's Theresa May doing in her first few weeks as Prime Minister? Well, she's scrapped The Department For Climate Change, made Boris 'Shaved Baboon Eating A Thesaurus' Johnson the country's international spokesperson, formed the most right-wing cabinet this side of Thatcher, rushed in a vote for a £31 billion renewal of Trident, and said she would happily annihilate 100,000 people given the option. Which brings me to nukes.