Burkinis, hijabs, niqabs and lip gloss

What’s with the lip gloss in the title? I just find it incredibly attractive on a woman, that’s all. I should, I suppose, qualify that by adding that it depends on the woman in question but as a (non-permanent) means of amplifying natural feminine charms nothing else comes close by comparison. Anyway, enough of my…

Racism is vile…regardless the victims…

  Given that voter concerns around immigration formed the pith of the Leave campaign’s argument it should come as no great surprise that their success in June’s EU referendum vote unleashed a tsunami of xenophobic hate. Media reporting has focussed largely on the experiences of the Polish community and Muslim women wearing the hijab –…

Comments rather than articles

Due to changed personal circumstances I shan’t have much free time over the coming six months to write full length articles. I shall instead intermittently publish short comments on topical subjects.  

Love

In the streaming of teardrops, in the mournful sighs of the bereaved, Therein resides the secret of eternal joy. Let the foolish proclaim themselves in love, To their own feebleness do they attest. Like the conjurer’s cheap illusions: transient, evanescent, A cruel hoax that beguiles the unwary. Is remedy sought from hemlock? Does the lamb seek…