Nothing Has Changed

My first book is an account of the extraordinary 2017 General Election as seen by me. It was an election like no other and I hope I’ve given some sense of the excitement, energy and sometimes downright bafflement involved in covering it. You can buy ‘Nothing Has Changed’ directly from the Parthian books website here.  Here’s … More Nothing Has Changed

Mangled Sayings

I enjoyed reading people’s mangled sayings recently. It all began when I overheard this brilliant example: I’m going to start collecting mangled proverbs and figures of speech. Just heard: ‘it’s a funny old chestnut.’ Fabulous. — Adrian Masters (@adrianmasters84) February 14, 2013 These were sent to me on twitter: @adrianmasters84 One for your list? DM … More Mangled Sayings

Political snippets.

Two new posts over on my politics blog. One on an interesting post-referendum party planned for next Friday. The other is a snippet about Rhodri Morgan’s memoirs. Meanwhile you can watch this week’s Sharp End here. It’s a referendum special – a debate between Rhodri Morgan for the Yes side and Rachel Banner from the … More Political snippets.

Return of Glasvegas

The early indications for Glasvegas’ new album are looking good. The single ‘Euphoria Take My Hand’, which is available on iTunes is magnificent. As is ‘The World is Yours.’ The video, below, is amazing: a rapid succession of images which reminds me of the dense and apparently random images in Adam Curtis’ documentaries like the … More Return of Glasvegas

‘We had all been in the rain together until yesterday.’

I’ve just finished reading ‘A Man of the People’ by the great Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe. Despite being published in 1966 and set in an unnamed, newly-independent African republic, its bleak satire is remarkably fresh and not just in relation to African politics. Its judgements about motives are as true for Western politicians as they … More ‘We had all been in the rain together until yesterday.’