Politics

Why I’ve joined the Labour Party

To some who know me, this’ll be a surprise; to others, it’ll be a fulfilment of what they consider to be an inevitability. This has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made, ranking alongside leaving the Lib Dems in the first place. I have thought about this Read more…

Politics

In defence of Jimmy Carr

So he caved. This morning, after the prevalent media coverage of his tax affairs, Jimmy Carr apologised. He admitted that he made a “terrible error of judgement” and has pledged to have nothing more to do with tax avoidance schemes. I have a confession to make. I’m a huge Jimmy Read more…

C

ICT in Year 7? Teach them C.

I’m personally very lucky that we are severely behind in this country when it comes to spitting out Computing graduates. Software developers are in demand and, with an increasing digital presence in every part of our lives, that demand will only grow. It’s a very secure industry. As somebody who Read more…

LGBT

HIV is not a gay disease

The reputation of Tory perception on homosexuality must be nearing caricature territory. First the private admission by the shadow home secretary that B&B owners should be able to exclude gay couple from their services on the grounds of religious belief. Then came the less-than-flattering Gay Times interview with David Cameron. Read more…