Britain PLC

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Ever thought that current politicians are just like a middle-management convention?  That they’re simply a bland collective parroting the vacuous conveniences of the company mission statement?  A group without message, morality, intellect, calling, philosophy or ideology but with added Na-na-na-na-na!?  Do you consider they spend their time shuffling a limited pack of tarot cards while… Read more.

Social Media: Let-s (Not) Have A Debate

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The Internet is all things to all people – for better or worse: playground of psychotic beheaders, assorted fetishists, pop fans, predators and groomers, politicians and phishers, wannabes, bargain hunters, genealogists, purveyors of bland company PR puff  – and your Gran; who wants to know what the nagging pest is that’s sucking the sap on her… Read more.

Politicians: The Brand From Hell!

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Oh to be a politician… Fifty per cent of the population are completely indifferent to you; of the other fifty per cent half will hate you by default and of the remaining twenty-five per cent: half will think you don’t go far enough and the other half will think you go too far.  That’s if… Read more.

Am I A Brand?

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Do you see yourself as a brand?  A neatly packaged product tailored for public consumption.  An objectified individual subject to the same processes of definition, simplification, promotion, enhancement, projection and – if necessary – damage limitation as applied to anything from a new shampoo to a more complex financial product. Oh how we laughed when… Read more.

Screen Benefits

PARLIAMENTARY EXTRACT HOUSE OF COMMONS: Universal Credit Bill Debate “… Mr Speaker, I’d like to thank my honourable friend the Minister and bring to his attention a matter which although not specific to this debate has, I think, a relevance which he will be unable to deny… Further to what the honourable member had to… Read more.

Ok Commuter – Journey/Arrival

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The train lurches toward London with what passes for acceleration.  Tracks that betray their age connect the outposts of the stockbroker belt and the prosaic clusters of the advancing new estates of South London to a common purpose.  Suburban stations of brief encounter and high rise halts that scream functionality sweep by in a mishmash of… Read more.

Ok Commuter – Departure

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  It’s a daily numbers game – a balance of timing and logistics.  It’s 6.40 for the 6.48.  Fall back position is on the 7.07.  God forbid it’s the 7.14…  Wait any longer and the equation usually includes leaves; snow; signal failure – or suicide.  Two God-given, one man-made and the other a public/private initiative…. Read more.

The Bodger Cull

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News that Bodgers are to be culled has been met with complete indifference by a jaded public despite alarming new evidence.  A leading political scientist has claimed their influence is now disproportionately rife and what was once endemic to a narrow strata of the UK has become an all-embracing virus that threatens the populace as… Read more.

Yes; I Am A Banker – Part Two

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THERE was silence – apart from a few distant, random shrieks: desperate cries that local legend dictated came from what had been known as the Square Mile.  Truth or fiction… neither of us flinched: one lesson quickly learned by all who remained alive was to ignore what didn’t directly concern you.  After the initial bank… Read more.

Yes; I Am A Banker

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London: 03 July 2070… IT had been a long time since I had been in London.  The long decades of riots and acute unrest had given way to a sinister stand-off.  Concerted mass action was slowly replaced by vicious personal attacks as remaining citizens sought to keep their hand in while waiting to see which direction the… Read more.