The Toll is coming!


Wow! My second poetry collection has finally been sent to print. Eek! There are 34 poems, selected from over 80, which date from late 2012, just before Mondeo Man came out. While I have been working on this book, both of my children started school and my marriage ended; in the wider world, the world has seen war in Syria, Brexit…

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Down with Experts


Michael Gove stated whilst campaigning for Britain’s exit from the EU that British people had had “just about enough of experts.” And indeed he and his co-conspirators relied on rhetoric and downright untruths more than the reasoned advice of those more qualified. With America going to the polls today to choose between a seasoned experienced career politician and billionaire, racist…

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Let’s All Go To Grammar School!


Let’s All Go To Grammar School Let’s all go to grammar school! Ink wells! Blackboards! Metre rules! Arithmetic and joined-up script and all that Goveish rose-tint schtick. Yes! Let’s all go to Grammar school! Where the oeuvre of Rupert Brooke is read by apple-cheeked young men! Let’s all go to Grammar school! Let England’s leafy suburbs ring with Latin verbs…

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It’s Great To Have My Country Back


It’s Great to Have My Country Back The dream of ’45 is dead united Europe full of lead division reigns but SHIT THE BED it’s great to have my country back! The markets shake like Georgie Best as Farridge thumps his flabby chest and struts about like Kayne West. It’s great to have my country back! Auf Wiedersehen Miss Merkel…

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Johnny Bevan wins Saboteur Award for Best Show


I’m honoured and humbled to have had a good evening at The Saboteur Awards on Friday. What I Learned From Johnny Bevan won Best show, and I was runner-up in the ‘Best Spoken Word Performer’ to Emily Harrison, a very deserving winner. Both awards were publicly voted, THANK-YOU for voting for me. I’m delighted that my work has struck a…

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Shortlisted for 2 Saboteur Awards


Good news from Sabotage HQ this morning – I’ve been shortlisted for two of their Saboteur Awards. Between now and 24th May YOU can vote for me in the following awards: Best Spoken Word Performer Best Spoken Word Show for What I Learned For Johnny Bevan If you think I deserve either of those do please go to saboteurawards.org –…

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Judge Crush


Judge Crush “On yer feet” the court clerk growls Then in he sweeps – a glour of scowls a scattergun of plummy vowels a crude shiv in the felon’s bowels. He’s wiser than A THOUSAND OWLS! He’s eighty-nine with cracking jowls and my libido howls and howls and howls I got a Judge Crush Jury duty just got fruity whisper…

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