As ministers equivocate over lockdown guidance, we’re gearing up for another weekend of public shaming. It’s a classic Conservative move: blame the people for government failures
Games and play have always functioned as tools for socialisation – and politicisation. So why do we continue to underestimate the radical potential of video games?
People want answers. On social media timelines, in newspapers and blogs, across dinner tables and at the pub, people are despairing that Boris Johnson is PM; the Conservatives back in power. People are asserting singular causes: it was Corbyn. Brexit. The media. London-centrism. Facebook. Disaffection. Fear. The reality is more complex. There is no single … Continue reading Essay: Britain in Fragments (Or, Why Boris?)
Anyone watching parliament over the past few months could be forgiven for thinking it was the standout UK venue for political theatre. Throughout the autumn season, we’ve been treated to classic farce, jokers holding court, grandstanding monologues, comedies of errors and backbench chorusing befitting of Greek tragedy – or perhaps better suited to pantomime, with … Continue reading Column: Left stage