Monthly Archives: October 2008

There is a point which arose from my previous post and fjm‘s comment on it in which she argued that I would be rightly furious if someone defended Julie Bindel in the terms in which I defended Ross. (Defended? I … Continue reading

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An Unpopular Opinion

What Russell Brand said was obnoxious sexist bullying; Jonathan Ross should have known better than condone it, let alone participate in it. This much is clear – a certain amount of public opprobium, proportionate to the offense, is called for … Continue reading

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Now I am back home, I want to give special thanks to Neil Fisher, who has not only been the most perfect of hosts, but also listened endlessly to me talking about the novel and said ‘That title’s not right … Continue reading

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Just about to finish up my week as writer in residence at News from Nowhere and have a couple of days of the Outsiders film festival where I am done with introducing films and am not the centre of attention … Continue reading

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Oh, and apparently Ben Summerskill has announced that he will not negotiate with a gun to his head. I’ve always found that that is a very good time to negotiate, myself…I don’t think that I will be making the call … Continue reading

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Outsiders

A s people may be gathering from my comparative silence, I am having a wonderful time in Liverpool in spite of having almost new voice as a result of five hours on a Virgin train breathing Richard Branson’s third-rate canned … Continue reading

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Bindel

I will probably mostly post here about things I see at the Outsiders film festival but some things have to take priority. Just to note though – I am at News from Nowhere all week and will be working hard … Continue reading

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