My short blog, below, on the BBC ‘debate’ on whether gay people should be executed, along with a speech I made in the House of Commons, were parts of a much wider lobby by many folk who were appalled that the question was felt to be a legitimate one.  The first Twitter reference was Claire.. read more →

I wasn’t going to go all political over Christmas, but @andyreeves on Twitter has raised the fact that an SNP MSP has demanded the end of dual mandates as per the Kelly Report and I can’t resist a wee comment. I think the most important thing about this debate is not that a couple of.. read more →

Read this BBC link.  It’s the BBC asking ostensibly African viewers whether homosexuals should face execution.  Except most of the respondees are from within the UK.  What’s happened here, I think, is that the BBC has attempted to tap into the Ugandan zeitgeist, if you will, and reflect the sort of discussions going on in.. read more →

I just read Andrew Brown’s piece on Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury   and thought I’d say a word or two here. A long time ago, I did a Religious Studies degree.  I’ve never been religious – I kind of slipped into it from a Philosophy degree because I found it more interesting. From.. read more →

05 Dec 2009
December 5, 2009

Trident ‘FAIL’


The Indy reported yesterday  that Compass has organised a letter against the renewal of Trident.  Signatories included a pretty eclectic mix of the great and good (Thom Yorke, Damian Albarn to Richard Rogers and Prunella Scales) and also, as it happens, me.  In the past, this kind of letter would quickly have been dismissed (not.. read more →