When The Olympics & Politics Mix: #3 – The 1968...
When The Olympics & Politics Mix: #3 – The 1968 ‘Black Power’ Games The Olympics have always been more than just about sport; and are now fully intwined with world events and politics. So, in honour of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games, the politics section of Wessex Scene are giving a countdown of the top 5… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Aaron Ramsey & Stoke City: The (Im)Morality Of...
Aaron Ramsey & Stoke City: The (Im)Morality Of Football In the way of the Olympics, football (or if you rather association football/soccer) has taken a bit of a battering both from fans, non-fans and the media. It’s unsurprising; football, after all, is made up at the highest level of overpaid moaning… View Post shared via WordPress.com
So there I was sitting at my computer thinking it would be good to blog about that idea the other day. Then I realised. Why am I not bloggging it? After all, the aim of blog (at least this one) is purely to get an opinion out there; I’m not looking for… View Post shared via WordPress.com
http://wp.me/s2rQg2-124 Dictionary Politics View Post shared via WordPress.com
Jamaican Commentary On Usain Bolt's 100m Win →
This is comedy gold. Wish our commentators were like this!
London 2012: Why All The Empty Seats?
Here’s a piece I wrote about the ticketing and empty seat fiasco of London 2012, how Locog are partly to blame and it will tarnish the games’ legacy if it not solved… 4 years ago, the British media (& no doubt the public behind) mocked Beijing’s Olympics; “Ha! They might of had a great opening ceremony, but look at all those empty seats. Shocking; you won’t see that here”. Okay, so that...
The Polifix: 16th – 22nd July
So my blog has died essentially in recent weeks; unsurprisingly considering my last post of original content was weeks ago about a racist picture of Balotelli…loads has happens since then (Spain unsurprisingly won the European Championship), Syria still… View Post shared via WordPress.com
The Polifix: 16th – 22nd July →
Too busy enjoying the sun to watch the news? No worries; here’s this week’s polifix with a North Korean coup, a potential world war three and a racist ice cream filling up the headlines. Oh, and there’s some nakedness in there as well.
The Polifix: 25th June – 1st July
My Third Political Satire Column. See it here; pictures, captions and all. Another week of politics, another polifix; corrupt banking, a queeny handshake and Egypt’s new president. Yes, it is all very serious this week. Oh wait, and everyone thinks Obama… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Carr, Cameron’s Hypocrisy & The Morality Of Tax...
One week on, the Carr tax-avoidance scandal has gone away; the problem has not. With beautiful views of the French Alps, ski resorts aplenty and the world’s third highest life expectancy; Lake Geneva, Switzerland is a pretty good place to live. The rich and famous clearly think so – Shania Twain, Phil Collins, Michael Schumacher, Boris Becker, Roger Moore and Ingvar Kamprad (Ikea Founder) are...
Ban Saudi Arabia From The Olympics →
Saudi Arabia fails to provide equal rights to women….it has no place in the Olympics…
According to the latest national polls, more than seven out of 10 young Greeks...– When a country is in a ‘brain drain’, its never good news…it is people after all that can pull a state out of economic strife, nothing else…
EURO 2012: UEFA's Strange Priorities
So as Euro 2012 reaches the later stages and the footballing masses of Europe have to look forward to a summer without any more football – but luckily, not without sport with Wimbledon and the Olympics to come (though the moral questionability of the… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Obama Teleprompter Attack Ad…all very clever… After all, why does being a good orator make you a good leader? A reflection of how people in power are now nothing more than PR Faces if thats the case. Shows what a truly stupid and desperate argument by the Republicans it really is
"Boy Band Jihad: One Direction Mega Pop Star... →
Wow….”And the scary thing is that millions of girls in America and around the world are infatuated with the members of One Direction, including Malik. He’s no dummy. He knows the power he has over these mindless girls and is using that influence to preach the Islamic faith to them and try to convert them. It’s dangerous. And there’s a reason he tweeted that he didn’t have a girlfriend...
The 'Olympic Bonus' Bus Strike Make No Sense
Why The Bus Strikes Over a Olympic Bonus Make No Sense… I have to say its difficult to be claim to be a socialist or left-wing and then be against strikes or Union action. Most people, from both sides of the political spectrum, would say that it shows a degree of conflict. Perhaps that is why I am a somewhat… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Man Jailed For Facebook 'Riot Messages' →
3 years for three Facebook posts? A little extreme or fair enough?
NeverSeconds - A Schoolgirls Blog Banned...(+ a...
Never Seconds - A 9 Year-Old Girl’s School Lunch Blog Banned… I meant to mention something on this a few days ago (when it was a more relevant news story; oh well), but last week a this story cropped up; “Girl banned from taking photos of school meals for hit blog“. The immediate reaction is, naturally, to question… View Post shared via WordPress.com