Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jezzmania!

Seeing as every other has-been or (as in my case) never-was politician has had their two penneth about the Corbyn phenomenon, I’m going to have mine.  I’m not a great one for political theory, so anyone who hopes I’m going … Continue reading

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All is Vanity!

The driving force of the corporate property frenzy disfiguring our cities is profit, but big money and big ego are close relatives.  I had a really interesting chat today with a bloke who lives on the estate where I work.  … Continue reading

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Troll Trawl

Dear Mr Troll, No matter how many times you send your comments, I will never publish them.  It’s not because you disagree with me.  That’s fine.  But you seem incapable of conducting a dialogue without resorting to personal abuse and … Continue reading

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Mel King Speaks

I’m in the process of sifting through the scattered notes and recordings from my US housing trip, in the hope of stitching them together in a book.  I’ve just transcribed extracts from a speech by Mel King at Boston’s Tent … Continue reading

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My East End?: Living with ‘Gentrification’

A bit of recent genealogical research has revealed that members of my family have been getting born (and dying) in the East End for a couple of hundred years.  For the last 50 I’ve had to cope with the shame … Continue reading

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