Sunday, 19 March 2017


Just written about my friend Gina Miller.   I am intrigued about the response.   Like her, I would like reform and I found it challenging to choose between the self serving bureaucrats in Europe or the self serving bureaucrats in the UK. We can 'fire' the ones in the UK allegedly, although our system seems to churn up a whole task force of the chinless wonders who make it to the top in politics, media, finance, and possibly although not in this case, the law.  Its not that I believe they are lizards or anything, although most of them do have snake like qualities, and they are psychopaths, but they come from a brand of certain boys public school, where sexism and racism and all round bigotry are in the code of conduct, masked behind charisma, manners, a marriage, a couple of children and a job where money has no meaning. In fact, none in that list of properties does.   Their functionality on the surface is an illusion we buy into. They create nothing, merely copy and distort.   But it is odd.  The whole bromance thing has a distinctly horrible tinge when you think of the paedophile rings at high level, and that they each have dirt on each other, so much so that no one will talk.  The dominos will never fall as I thought they would in the last financial crisis.  And if they do, they will make it their last act to take the rest of us with them.   Or try to.  

Saturday, 11 March 2017


Just a back from seeing the film Lion.   I sobbed my heart out. There should be a five minute black out at the end of films like that, where they have very loud music playing so everyone can sob.   There were so many people sobbing in the cinema that people started to laugh. The emotions are very very close.  A very fine line.   The little boy should have won an Oscar.    It is the only film I've seen and wanted to do something about the situation at the end of it. My friend had been to see I Daniel Blake the night before.   'Devastating' she said, because it was true.   The director is a Dickens of our time, reflecting back at us how the system is broken, and how we need to break those who keep it the way it is.   Brexit and Trump may not be the right answer but they have broken the wrong ones.
So what next week?   Manchester by the Sea, Beauty and the Beast...we either have nonsense super hero films or brittle brutal reality.   Dreams, denial and reality.