Cameron gets all PC on ‘Islamic terrorists’

‘It’s hard to over-emphasise the importance of language… Every time the BBC or a politician talks about “Islamist terrorists” they are doing immense harm.’ – David Cameron (emphasis added) Fellow blogger Chris Paul forced a double take out of me this morning as he mocked David Cameron’s getting down with the Muslims and Continue reading

This is England: films reviewed in 50 words-ish

My best friend aged 7-11 became a glue sniffing skinhead in the late 1970s thanks to his older brothers and, though set in 1983, this near-perfect film of complex, well drawn and acted characters captures something of him. The timeline isn’t quite right (Thatcher’s play for the anti-immigration vote, and near bankruptcy, meant Continue reading