Author Archives: hirsutemal

Proffering Thanks

The abominable abdominals, that have taunted and haunted my bodily frame since Saturday evening, have settled down to their more familiar state of dis-ease. Concurrently, a combination of paracetamol, tramadol, and Piper’s empathetic behaviour, helped me through a couple of … Continue reading

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Dear Sir Keir…

Originally posted on An Ordinary Labour Member:
You might remember that four months ago I wrote to you fraternally, as an ordinary Labour Party member, with seven proposals for the future of the party. I hope you found them interesting…

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Poppy Day Dilemmas

This post was originally posted on my The Word of Sinnaluvva blog in November 2010 and has also been previously posted on this weblog. As both a Christian and a Socialist, I always have problems with the celebration of militarism … Continue reading

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Complaint Against Kuenssberg: The BBC Respond (at last!)

Originally posted on The Free Press?:
We have pursued the BBC for the best part of a year now in search of a response to Laura Kuenssberg’s coverage of Keir Starmer’s decision to deny the parliamentary whip to Jeremy Corbyn.…

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Questions for Keir – Jewish Labour members need answers — rebel notes

  Dear Keir, Congratulations on winning the Labour leadership contest. I will confess that I did not vote for you, and also that, because the campaigning period for the contest had been significantly truncated by the Coronavirus emergency in which … Continue reading

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The Fear of Loneliness

Where to begin, where do these words go as I fling them out into the great unknown. Where am I coming from; my anxiety has now veered close to the territory of a fully fledged reactive depression. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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A Walking Talking Aching Conundrum

  Confusion mounts but, is it the result of tiredness or of excruciating pain, does it stem from extreme exhaustion or intense nauseating discomfort. The evidence is difficult to decipher, in fact the evidence posits itself as the dilemma! Quite … Continue reading

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An Overshadowing of Events

  I’ve never really been one for planning; taking things as they come, with opportunities galore for spontaneity and improvisation, is more my favoured route. Sadly, things in the real world seem to be in conflict with my ideal and, … Continue reading

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Woes and Wherefores

You put your left hand in, you pull your left hand out … that’s what it’s all about. Well that sounds easy enough, a simple exercise but, I’ve recently been made to think about just what, and how many, muscles … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Misery

Seems like I have a permanent ticket for a roller-coaster ride, not that I particularly requested or enjoy the experience! The journey involves states of physical and emotional health, by which I mean health shortcomings. Just as I’m getting used … Continue reading

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