11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Liberal Democratic Fascism

When the Daily Express and the Daily Mail tried to control The Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, back in the thirties, He commented in his masculine way: ‘What the proprietorship of these newspapers is aiming at is power, But power without responsib...

11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Tactical Voting and Conscience

Green Principles, Pragmatism and stopping the Tories in Stroud There are those who say that when they cast their vote, They have to vote according to their conscience, To their ‘principles’, Rather than pragmatically or tactically, Rejecting any i...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Stroud’s Political Spectrum

Stroud’s Spectrum The colours of Stroud’s spectrum are not what they seem: Vote Red: Get Green. And this you know is true: Vote Green: Get Blue. It’s not some fictive story: Vote Green: Get Tory. So keep it real and serene: Vote Red: Get Green...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Jolly Well Vote Labour

Jolly Well Vote Labour: A New Christmas Carol Oh for a new Charles Dickens classic: Jolly Well Vote Labour – No more of that Bob Cratchit toasting Scrooge: "Mr. Scrooge!... I'll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!" – In the most comple...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

Prehistory: Why is it so entrancing?

Circles without Class Ceilings Why can prehistory be so entrancing? Why do some people find prehistory so entrancing? Why do they become so spellbound When walking by, let’s say, a long barrow? How do they become so transported in time and space? ...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

Prehistory and Wormholes of Time

As the traffic rumbles past on Cotswold roads, It’s hard to hear the chip of stone on flint, Or the croak of corvids with their blood-drip beaks, Or the breaking of the bones of a skeleton, Or smell the rotting flesh on the capstone, Or taste the ...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

History But Not As You Did In School

Did you get bored in your history lessons? Endless facts and dates. A dreary litany. Prehistoric Britain … The Romans … Those Anglo-Saxons and those Vikings … Then came the Normans … WELL HERE’S A NEW APPROACH A RADICAL RETHINK Questioning wha...

04 Sep 2019 | Radical Stroud

Ghost Mills Walks

Free, but just a few places left only - contact me if you wish to go: 9.45 - approx 13:00 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH A leisurely walk along the towpath follows past old mills to Bowbridge and thence Stroud. Uncovering a colonial landscape whilst in the f...