Fancy Dress Costumes: Observing Cultural Sensibilities:

“If the Government declared tomorrow that fancy dress parties were banned, nobody would mind”. That’s because, according to the British comedy novelist, Nick Spalding, no-one really likes going to them. You spend weeks beforehand (he declares) worrying about what to wear and how much it’ll cost you. You eventually find a leather jacket that looks […]

Filed under: Society, Theatre & Film | Posted on December 22nd, 2023 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Britain: The World’s Most Apologetic Nation?

“I’m profoundly sorry”. That’s how Matt Hancock, the former Health Secretary, expressed his regret at the Covid enquiry in London on 27th June for his part in the mistakes that ensured the UK had not been properly prepared for the pandemic. Indeed, as the Guardian journalists Peter Walker and Robert Booth noted that day in […]

Filed under: Politics, Society | Posted on December 6th, 2023 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »


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