Tags : british politics

They Fuck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad.” So begins Philip Larkin’s widely celebrated poem, This Be The Verse. To what degree do our parents actually affect us? Do we always inherit their political views or vices, their intolerance or tolerance, their good or bad characteristics? Is it just our parents – or are we affected just as […]Read More

We Need to Talk About Russell

Today, there are very few people who divide opinion in such a controversial way as Russell Brand. A great many herald him as a hero, and just as many others decry him as villain. Brand is a complex character, he is, as he has said countless times, only human, so why does he matter so […]Read More