They’re Going Home: English Nationalism is Toxic

When they win they attack NHS ambulances, Alsatians and Ikeas, when they lose they attack their wives and girlfriends (domestic violence increases 26% when England play and 38% when they lose). Of course, being an England supporter doesn’t make you a racist, or even right-wing, but it does mean you’re rubbing shoulders with racists and […]

The Apprentice – Why do we Watch it?

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   We all know The Apprentice, don’t we. The show responsible for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The show responsible for Katie Hopkins. It has a lot to answer for.   But we still watch it, don’t we, masochists that we are. The British version has inflicted Alan Sugar upon us, with […]

The Beautiful Aim: Football and Revolution from Marseille to Manchester

Originally published by Consented Magazine.   There will be no revolution until football is routed, its stadiums razed to the ground, its players hobbled, its balls …deflated. And from its ashes there will awake and arise cohort after cohort of radicalized fans – fanatics politically now – no longer bedazzled by the resplendent distraction of rabonas, […]

Self-help as Capitalism Porn?

Originally published by Consented Magazine. As a teenager whenever my Dad gave me a lift somewhere he’d stick a self-help tape on. The likes of Zig Ziglar or Jim Rohn. He’d chuckle at all their little witticisms and look over at me – did you hear that? Hehe, did you hear that? – Yes, Dad, I’d […]