Posts Tagged ‘politics’

This isn’t a political blog but the following two articles are well-written and worth reading. Johann Hari (an award-winning journalist who writes twice-weekly for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, and the Huffington Post): Welcome to Cameron-Land – a dispatch from David Cameron’s Britain I can see the Conservatism. Where’s the compassion?” and Remember […]

My first post on this blog, on 1 May, celebrated Carol Ann Duffy’s appointment as Poet Laureate. Her first poem since then has been published in today’s Guardian. How it makes of your face a stone that aches to weep, of your heart a fist, clenched or thumping, sweating blood, of your tongue an iron latch […]

No, don’t worry – I’m not about to turn this blog political (well, maybe just a little bit). The political reference is because I’ve discovered a couple of marvellous web sites for anyone who loves words – old ones crying out to be saved and others that are simply weird and wonderful – and am […]