Author Archives: melcrosby1976

The Politics, Economics and Philosophy of a Citizens Income and the Role of Work in a Post-Industrial Society. (That’s the most wanky title I have ever given anything and I wanted to call my dog Chomsky, but my wife wouldn’t let me)

A friend recently sent me a link to a video (included at the bottom somewhere) exploring the idea of a Citizens Income, similar to what the Green party explored before the last general election, and asked me my thoughts on it. In true click bait fashion you won’t believe where my argument went! I approached […]

Why Facebook can go fuck itself.

Like a cult with great admin Facebook tells me that “I joined” on the 5th of September 2007, almost seven years ago. Like most, in those 7 years I have used Facebook to get in touch with old friends and stay in touch with new ones. In those 7 years Facebook has got more interested […]

Banning Electronic cigarettes would only succeed in validating the illogical and judgmental feelings of boring, little, petty, authoritarian c*nts.

Last October I was waiting for a train to Brighton from Haywards Heath station. The station was pretty empty and as I looked down the windswept platform I could see a handful of people. I calculated that I had a few minutes before the train was to arrive so I strolled about fifty feet up […]

Knowledge Authority, the Media, Manning & Syria

Yesterday’s reports of a war crime in Syria conveniently obscured from yesterdays news, the news that Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years for reporting a war crime. Now take a second just to admire the beautiful symmetry of the last sentence, that has only been made possible through an ugly truth. Unfortunately for the […]

Privileged feudal land owner celebrates 60th anniversary of ceremony to make her unelected head of state

Sixty fucking years, various propaganda specialists for the BBC have been demonstrating a hard on like a diamond in an ice storm, powered by sycophancy Viagra, for all things Royal. Did we not have enough of this last year with the fucking ‘Jubilee’. There was even a Jubilee concert that Kim Jong Un probably thought […]

Thatcher’s – The alternative obituary (First published April 2013)

Without Margaret Thatcher each and every UK citizen might still have a share in British Telecom, Cable and Wireless, British Aerospace, Britoil, British gas, British steel, British petroleum, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, British Airways, Water, British coal, Powergen, National power & British rail. Without Thatcher the UK might have a suitable stock of social housing with […]

Iraq war instigators 10 years on (First published March 2013)

The 20th of March 2013 marked the 10 year anniversary of the start of the invasion of Iraq. On Monday night the BBC told us that the war was started under under false pretences by utilising intelligence, on weapons of mass destruction, that was known to be incorrect, nice to hear the BBC telling us […]