What the fuck is going on in Brum?

Despite the local press carrying the story that Birmingham City Council remains BNP-free and the Council's website still carrying the follwoing statement from its Acting Chief Executive, Stephen Hughes: I believe the result declared at the count in Kingstanding Ward was wrong. However, in law, I cannot declare […]

Safety the Elephant packed his trunk…

If you've ever watched the Beeb's 'Mock the Week' you'll know that one of the funnier rounds entails Rory Bremner imitating a high-profile politician making a statement about the week's events, which is then translated by Hugh Dennis, into the 'thoughts' behind the statement. As the Beeb have […]


The natural tendency of every government is to grow steadily worse – that is, to grow more satisfactory to those who constitute it and less satisfactory to those who support it HL Mencken I think that pretty much sums up where we're at as a party after last […]

Election Night

Well it's looking a bit ropey – we're 100 councillors and 8 councils down on the night so far and London, which is where things are likely to get really dicey, hasn't started to come in. Locally, which is what I'm a bit more concerned about at the […]