Author Archives: sabremeister

Bigots in power

So, recently, a Tory MP stood up in a debate and said that more young men had turned to crime because Doctor Who was female. What a ludicrous statement. Utter bollocks. (He also said rather a lot of other ignorant … Continue reading

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Change in absentia

24 years ago, I moved from Yorkshire to Edinburgh for college. I had visions of myself returning in four years at the end of the course to meet with my friends, and be told that everything is shit now because … Continue reading

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Escape From the Country

There is something very hurtful about having the concept you’ve been embracing being used as little more than an irreverent comment by someone whose ethos you despise. A few days ago, I emigrated to Sweden. I was on one of … Continue reading

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The Sick Man of Europe

A hundred-plus years ago, that nickname was applied to the Ottoman Empire. It was over-stretched militarily and financially, and facing internal unrest on both ethnic religious lines. Today, it is applied to the UK, and it is applied literally. The … Continue reading

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Brexugee

Six-or-so years ago, a very dangerous idea was brought to prominence in the UK. It was the idea that a foreign superstate was controlling every aspect of the UK’s governance, allowing us to be flooded with immigrants and drowning us … Continue reading

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Petition to revoke Article 50

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584

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Christmas

So, it’s Christmas day, and, as, if not exactly usual then at least it’s better than the alternative, I’m bored out of my skull. Better than depression. I’ve had occasion to rant about this subject before, but Christmas as a … Continue reading

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Who’s the real traitor?

Yesterday, I was playing Star Trek Online. Despite it being based on a TV show structured around a socialist utopia, there are a large number of right-wing trolls who play it. Someone made a comment involving the words “treasonous remoaners” … Continue reading

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Birthday

I have a significant birthday coming up in two months. If you feel the need to buy me a present, buy via the following link and support Alzheimers Research UK http://amzn.eu/2LvTV7I

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Mort at SLT

Producing, directing and appearing in this “Mort” by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, part of PTerry’s Theatre Month 2018. Skipton Little Theatre, 7.30pm Tues 17th – Sat 21st Apr 2018. Tickets £10. Book on 0752 714 1176 or skipton.little.theatre@gmail.com or … Continue reading

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