2019

Divided we are not

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Oldham gets a lot of bad press, including misrepresentation from Nigel Farage this week claiming that many areas in Oldham are ‘no-go areas’. It just so happens that the venue for my author event was smack bang in the centre of one of these areas. Alexandra Park, a beautiful Victorian space in the heart of Oldham, is often pitched by racists as somewhere race war battles are in full force every day of the week.

UK politics

2010 – Is this the future?

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In 1985, when I was twentyodd(!) we looked to ‘the year 2000’ with a sense of awe. I was totally convinced that we would be wearing tight fitting foil suits, sporting angular bob haircuts and eating nutrition tablets instead of meals. Cars would obviously fly by then and we would have at least one city […]