Jeff Lynne should be an OBE – at the very least

Here's a list for you (in no particular order): Neil Finn Brian May Tom Jones Bryan Ferry Petula Clark David Essex Rod Stewart Andrea Corr Graham Nash Olivia Newton-John Dusty Springfield Lulu Trevor Horn Kylie Minogue The thing that links all these people, aside from music, is that they have all been recipients of either …

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The “Get a Job” Fallacy

Many years ago, I was standing at a Trades Council stall in a pedestrianised part of a city centre, handing out leaflets. It was so long ago, I can't remember what it was for (I think it was anti-racism, but I did a lot of this at the time...), but I do remember it was …

What The Frack? The Strange Game of Fracking Politics in Scotland

What is going on in ScotlandĀ all of a sudden over fracking? For over a year, the Scottish Government has had in place a moratorium on fracking, which is awaiting the outcome of a report being made in order to satisfy its "cautious, evidence-based approach" on the subject. The Scottish Government announced last year that the …