Category Archives for politics

Poor Swift (from my lockdown diary for 28 May)

Tweet In my distant schooldays I read Jonathan Swift for English A Level. I read him again intermittently for pleasure and possible literary larceny, since he is of course out of copyright. Then and now, I would sometimes have to … Continue reading

01. July 2020 by rkh
Categories: Belles-Lettres, politics | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Poor Swift (from my lockdown diary for 28 May)

Protesting Against A Trump Stolen Election: NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

Tweet How many people remember Seven Days In May? A best-selling political thriller of the early 60s, it was made into a movie. A liberal President (Frederic March) makes an arms treaty with Soviet Union. A popular charismatic patriotic general, … Continue reading

17. June 2020 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Protesting Against A Trump Stolen Election: NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

The Dirge And Downfall Of Donald Trump

Tweet The Virus does not know or care whether people are protesting in a good cause: it is dangerous and anti-social to hold any kind of mass demonstration in these times. Indeed, if the Virus has any political agenda it … Continue reading

05. June 2020 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: , | Comments Off on The Dirge And Downfall Of Donald Trump

Blair speaks!

Tweet From my 2005 play Waiting For Gordo a bleak existential drama of backbench life in the Labour Party. Spoken by my character Placebo Lackey MP, but all passages by Tony Blair I believe – passionately – that it is … Continue reading

18. January 2020 by rkh
Categories: Belles-Lettres, politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Blair speaks!

Wanted: A Labour Leader (serious applicants only)  

Tweet full text of article published in the Yorkshire Post  December 16, 2019  (some zingers omitted)   There is an old maxim in American politics: the best time to kick a man is when he’s down.   It certainly applies to … Continue reading

16. December 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Wanted: A Labour Leader (serious applicants only)  

John Donne anticipates the UK election results declared on St Lucy’s Day

Tweet ‘Tis the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s, Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks; The sun is spent, and now his flasks Send forth light squibs, no constant rays; The world’s whole sap is sunk; The general … Continue reading

13. December 2019 by rkh
Categories: Belles-Lettres, politics | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on John Donne anticipates the UK election results declared on St Lucy’s Day

Zingers Against Boris Johnson

Tweet Belittling Boris: A Users Guide   by Richard Heller I have appointed myself Insulter-General against Boris Johnson. I offer this personal list of zingers to anyone, anywhere seeking to belittle him. Most carry a core message:  Boris Johnson has the … Continue reading

04. December 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Zingers Against Boris Johnson

Every election speech

Tweet Candidate 1 (Mr Aardvark): In all my time in politics, My friends will all agree I never dodge the issue I say just what I see. That’s why I tell you firmly (It’s what I’ve always said) The past … Continue reading

03. November 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Every election speech

Lament of a Labour Leaver

Tweet unanswered letter to Keir Starmer MP, Labour Brexit spokesman, July 26 2019   Dear Keir,   As you can see, I do not have the good fortune to live in your constituency, but I hope you might answer this … Continue reading

14. August 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Lament of a Labour Leaver

Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit Fawning And Grovelwell Office

Tweet Published in www.politics.co.uk  August 14 2019 It is part of the price of Britain’s political life, especially if you become a minister. At some point you must give a speech for the sake of your party or government which … Continue reading

14. August 2019 by rkh
Categories: politics | Tags: | Comments Off on Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit Fawning And Grovelwell Office

← Older posts