Boris and the Burka

As a writer, I know that words hold power. And I know that I hold power in the choices I make about how to use them. Writers do not choose their words recklessly; they do so with intent. Which is why Boris Johnson's recent comments on the burka, in an article he wrote for the … Continue reading Boris and the Burka

An Open Letter to the Shipley Conservatives

Dear Members of Shipley Conservatives,  I've just had a leaflet pushed through my door, asking for my vote in the upcoming General Election. I assume this was delivered by one of you. Whoever it was didn't knock on my door so I didn't get the chance to ask what you think of the way Philip … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Shipley Conservatives

It all depends what your heart beats for…

The Sister March in Shipley, West Yorkshire, 21.01.2017 On Saturday, we marched alongside 1500 others in Shipley, West Yorkshire, joining millions across the globe to make a stand for equality, justice and human rights as part of the Women's March, organised to protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. … Continue reading It all depends what your heart beats for…