Just Normal Things on Normal Island – on the *very reasonable* reactions to the Queen’s death and accession of King Charles

So far the reactions to the death of a 96 year old billionaire landlady with a penchant for protecting nonces and a nostalgia for racist colonialism have been, let’s just say, a little bit over-the-top. David Cameron’s favourite X-Factor contestants – Jedward – have so far outshined everyone, including supposed republicans, in their response. Stephen […]

King Charles – Surely even the most ardent Royalists feel embarrassed at the prospect of him being head of state?

Charles was born into a world where he has never had to do anything for himself. And so a future King with all the responsibilities and power that entails is stuck with Peter Pan Syndrome. His shoelaces are pressed flat with an iron, ‘the bath plug has to be in a certain position and the […]

What we Already Knew about Britain’s Covid Failures

Dominic Cummings speaking at a press conference in the Rose Garden at 10 Downing Street after breaching lockdown, 25th of May 2020 This article was originally published by Ebb Magazine here. The Prime Minister’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, blew the whistle on government handling of the pandemic over a month ago. He spent several hours […]

Britain’s Covid-19 Care Home Cull

This article was originally published at Ebb Magazine here. Featured image by Ramona Sharples. ‘We did everything we could have done and we will carry on doing everything we can.’ This is how Boris Johnson characterised government policy on 26th January 2021, as Britain headed past the 100,000-death mark, with disabled people accounting for 60%. […]

Herd Immunity Lite: Why Tories Allowed Covid-19 to Attack Pensioners and Disabled People

Content Warning: ableism, eugenics, ageism, racism, mentions of sexual assault In 2017 the Conservative Party tweeted ‘There will be two million more people over 75 in the next 10 years – we to have a plan to deal with that challenge’. Now, in the midst of a pandemic which the government has done the bare […]

“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation” and 25 other Prince Philip Quotes (in place of an obituary)

Here is a potted history of Prince Philip’s callousness and bigotry: Bigotry: 13 examples “And what exotic part of the world do you come from?” Asked in 1999 of Tory politician John Taylor, whose parents are Jamaican. He replied: “Birmingham.” When your class is pretty much exclusively white, it’s no surprise if your concept of […]

How Western Media is Desperately trying to Hide the Fact China has been Trying to Save our Lives

In Sydney a Chinese man was left to die of a heart attack because Australian bystanders thought they’d be infected if they helped him. There are countless other examples of those perceived as East Asian being abused and persecuted in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Disease has a long history of racialisation and political […]

How the Greediest Parasites on Earth Trick People into Thinking they’re ‘Good Value for Money’ – The Windsors & their Stolen Wealth

Royal Wealth Assets Firstly, they don’t make it easy. Since the Windsors play a huge role in our so-called democratic process, hold enormous influence and power, and derive their wealth from us, the people, we damn well have a right to know how much wealth they in fact hoard. An investigative journalist called David McClure […]

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