Fearful people want swift, simple solutions — and woe betide any pointy-headed intellectual who gets in the way with pleas for calm or evidence. [Read now...]
- PMP Magazine Contributor.
- 8 articles in PMP Magazine
Perennially grumpy middle-aged git with broadly negative views on just about everything. Was intermittently funny once.
The demagogues can’t win the debate with intellectuals, so instead, they’re trying every trick in the book to shut it down. [Read now...]
So what is driving this new climate of distrust, bordering on outright hostility, towards people who think? [Read now...]
The alarming decline in the national broadcaster’s impartiality means I can no longer justify paying the licence fee. This is my open letter to the BBC about why I'm turning off my TV and cancelling my licence fee - because it's cheerleading the destruction of the UK. [Read now...]
The dwindling band of Brexit zealots are demanding that Remain voters stop ‘talking the UK down’ and get behind them. But do they mean it? [Read now...]