I’m in my 40s (don’t want to have to remember to update this on an annual basis!), male, Christian, married with grown-up kids, politically-engaged (member of the Labour and Co-operative Parties) and increasingly socialist as I see the world around me getting less just and more exploitative. I work in international business, travel a lot and have a knack for analysis. Hopefully, a little of that will come through in this blog, where I’ll probably mostly look at the political big issues of the day.
George Orwell said that in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. I hope to provide some revolutionary truth to counteract the double-speak that politicians and ‘leaders’ use to try to fool us, to get us to acquiesce or co-operate in things we would reject if we knew what they really meant. The best antidote for bad or deliberately misleading information is good information – so if you think what you read here is good information, please spread the word.
I support CAP (see capuk.org if you have debt problems!), Compassion, Tear Fund, Foodbank and social action/social justice generally. Oh, and Twitter – which contrary to my expectation gives me a lot of links to useful information and isn’t all just fluff.
In fact, Twitter played a big part in my starting this blog. I’ve always been politically engaged, and tried to pick up information for myself where possible. But the stream of mis-/disinformation the current excuse for a government is constantly pushing out to people is intended to fool the electorate and keep them onside while the government gets on with its destructive, ideologically-driven program of dismantling many of the things that are best about the UK. So I’ve started this blog with the aim of pulling together important information I come across via links on Twitter and from other sources into something that, if not quite soundbite-sized, is at least clear and structured enough for people to digest – and which combats the propaganda out there.
I hope I’m successful in that aim – and then next time you hear a misleading line being peddled by a politician, the right alarm-bells will start ringing and you’ll know that all that they’re saying is not what it seems.
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