Category Archives: Politics

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.

Article // Electoral reform is like, so in this season

Two months has passed since the election, and politics has morphed from something we’re part of, to something that’s out of our hands. Word on the grapevine is that 74% of the votes cast in the 2015 election went to

Article // Electoral reform is like, so in this season

Two months has passed since the election, and politics has morphed from something we’re part of, to something that’s out of our hands. Word on the grapevine is that 74% of the votes cast in the 2015 election went to

Article // Meet me in the middle, mate: the mechanisms of change

Things do change, don’t they? In the past, vague and wibbly new ideas have been born, then grown legs and specific details for implementation, and are now solemnly solidified in reality. Ideas like stopping that slavery business, women getting the

Article // Meet me in the middle, mate: the mechanisms of change

Things do change, don’t they? In the past, vague and wibbly new ideas have been born, then grown legs and specific details for implementation, and are now solemnly solidified in reality. Ideas like stopping that slavery business, women getting the

Article // Comedy & politics: why are more comedians swapping punchlines for policies?

Eddie Izzard, Sandi Toksvig, Al Murray’s Pub Landlord and Russell Brand have come over all political recently. Three’s a crowd, but four’s a movement. What’s the connection? Having worked in the dingy underground world of club comedy for four years

Article // Comedy & politics: why are more comedians swapping punchlines for policies?

Eddie Izzard, Sandi Toksvig, Al Murray’s Pub Landlord and Russell Brand have come over all political recently. Three’s a crowd, but four’s a movement. What’s the connection? Having worked in the dingy underground world of club comedy for four years

Article // Tears for fears: getting emotional about politics

After that election, I’m emotionally exhausted. If Labour had a bedroom, you’d find mascara tear smudges on not just the pillow, but the carpet as well. On 8th May there was an unspoken tension, a quiet sense from behind certain closed

Article // Tears for fears: getting emotional about politics

After that election, I’m emotionally exhausted. If Labour had a bedroom, you’d find mascara tear smudges on not just the pillow, but the carpet as well. On 8th May there was an unspoken tension, a quiet sense from behind certain closed

Published // Chortle Correspondents May 2015

My article on why more comedians are becoming politicians was featured in the Correspondents section of Chortle, the UK’s biggest comedy website. Get in! PS I don’t look like that photo in real life.

Published // Chortle Correspondents May 2015

My article on why more comedians are becoming politicians was featured in the Correspondents section of Chortle, the UK’s biggest comedy website. Get in! PS I don’t look like that photo in real life.