IN BOCCA AL LUPO

COFFEE WITH GIOVANNI, Brixton 2014 I’m sitting outside the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, one of the few places in London I enjoy. I lived here in the early eighties, when the immigrant population was still predominantly Caribbean and Portuguese. Nearly forty years on, I’m waiting for my daughter, all grown up and successful now. She […]

BBC WHITE MARCHES (2) — MEMORY-HOLE MALFUNCTION AT THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH

Anger against the BBC goes deeper than its role in spreading the government’s anti-scientific COVID-narrative. Shockingly, it seems that some people retain the faculty of memory and can recall things that happened before Year Zero of the Coviet Revolution. From September 2020 onwards, anti-lockdown protests and their aftermaths have included subsidiary demonstrations outside Broadcasting House, the […]

THE WHITE MARCHES — FURY AT THE BBC (1)

On 14th June 2021, in the aftermath of a huge anti-lockdown protest in London, a senior BBC reporter named Nick Watt was chased out of Whitehall, to taunts of ‘traitor’, ‘scum’, and ‘liar’.  ‘Shame on you! Shame on you!’ chanted the protesters as Watt scooted like a frightened rabbit behind the police barricades blocking access […]