A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

Lockdown again.Office closed, furlough scheme extended.Legally I cannot do any work if I've been furloughed.Stay home, stay safe.Raining outside, and cold. Forget exercise.The freezer is stocked up and more food is being delivered straight to my door.Time for feet up, Netflix on, or maybe a good book.Couple of indulgent snacks and maybe a glass of … Continue reading A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

THE MINISTRY OF DISTRACTION

'What's it to be today, Sir?' 'Options?' 'Well, we have the usual of course: immigration outrage, racial injustice, free school meals for the poorest children...' 'Stop, stop, stop. Are you mad? All of those can be linked back to me. What else?' 'Ah, you want something a bit juicier, more conspiracy theory. How about the … Continue reading THE MINISTRY OF DISTRACTION

ANOTHER DAY AT CABLE NEWS NETWORK

Fred Casey looked over the Columbus Circle intersection at the Trump International Hotel. Shuffling his feet to generate some warmth against the autumnal chill, he finished his coffee before heading inside. As he walked through the entrance he saw Sam Jones running across the reception, almost colliding with unaware workers. 'What's happening?' he shouted. 'Another … Continue reading ANOTHER DAY AT CABLE NEWS NETWORK