Without grassroots, independent culture there is no culture

Without grassroots, independent culture there is no culture. And without culture, there’s a gaping hole in our economy and society. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, I have had a continuous, resounding, repeating anxiety when it comes to thinking about our cultural sector (when I say culture, I mean nightlife, pubs, clubs, restaurants, festivals and the arts). My fear has been this – “What … Continue reading Without grassroots, independent culture there is no culture

There’s another crisis looking, even more deadly and destructive than Coronavirus and this time we must act.

There’s another crisis looking, even more deadly and destructive than Coronavirus and this time, we must act.  We can not afford to turn away any longer.  Dealing with the Covid-19 crisis has got me thinking all the more about this next big crisis yet to come. The Climate crisis. It is going to hurt our nation and the globe in ways never imagined.  We must … Continue reading There’s another crisis looking, even more deadly and destructive than Coronavirus and this time we must act.

Sirius, the Conservative Minister and his Billionaire Friend – We are definitely not all in this together!

As revelations of Conservative donors and lucrative businesses deals, aided by friends in Government emerge, I have been deeply angered but not surprised. I have been doing some of my own investigating of the links between the Conservatives and deals done in this area and I have been left with many more questions than answers. The Conservatives have done a remarkable job at convincing working … Continue reading Sirius, the Conservative Minister and his Billionaire Friend – We are definitely not all in this together!