There is no evil - 3 Wise Monkeys by marschl-arts

Stop Showing Me Pictures of Your Children

I woke up yesterday morning, as I do most September mornings, thinking about my daughter Zuzu’s birthday which is this month on the 23rd in fact. This year it’s her 19th. 19 years old! Where does time go? So, I got up, took out the photos of her that I keep in my wallet, and looked at them, thinking again, “19 years old, crikey.” Then I saw the pictures of the dead toddler on the beach in Bodrum.

UPDATED Can You Spell “Flustercuck”?

I know it’s not open yet but this made me laugh inside with tears of organisational desperation at the inability to place a single, simple page saying, “Not yet, idiot, we said 1pm” or something more polite yet as effective.

Marcia Williams note

Historical Finds – The Press, the Prime Minister & Marcia Williams

If there is one thing I have tried to keep firmly away from my current work on The Labour Party, Spin and the 1997 and 1966 party machines it’s the relationship between Harold Wilson and his Personal and Political Secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender). It has proved to be an impossible goal as we can see here.

History – Smear, Fear and Tired Conclusions

There I was hanging around in the archives as you do when I came across this blast from the past: 1966 actually and in The Sunday Express (a right of centre UK newspaper). Doesn’t it remind you of current scare tactics used against Jeremy Corbyn?