The pandemic must now be a debate, not a decree

Well that was hard to follow – the thing that was not a panic then was petrifying and then was probably totally fine, all in the space of just over a month. That’s a compressed recap of Scottish Government messaging. At the very end of November the unambiguous...

Retro-Maxers, show us your working

I love retrofuturism, returning to previous eras and their own idiosyncratic visions of the world to come. I love Victorian visions of space flight in petticoats or 1960s psychedelic imaginings. But they’re curiosities, not action plans to which we can return....

Politics isn’t a spectrum, it’s triangular

To start the year I want to explain one of the key ways that I look at politics (wherever I look at it) because I think it will be helpful in understanding some of what I want to write in the near future. I want to explain why I don’t think we can understand...

Time for some Covid honesty

“When the facts change I change my mind, what do you do sir?” “Me, I stop stating things as facts when I’ve been wrong three times already” I have increasingly struggled to keep my patience with all things Covid and the new...

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