Get them out! Five reasons not to vote Tory

As a working class, former student, the Tories have never had a lot going for me. In 2010, I was still in school, unable to vote, but aware of the politics that could shape my future. With the Lib Dems emerging that year as a strong voice, I secretly hoped that they would win the … Continue reading Get them out! Five reasons not to vote Tory

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Please ask me to remove my veil. 

So here we go again. A brown MALE is accused of a crime, and the media is overflowing with calls to 'ban the burqa'. Angela Merkel has said that it should be banned wherever possible in Germany, and the UK followed once again, with polls, scary tabloid headlines, and passionate debate (preferably without any veil-wearers). … Continue reading Please ask me to remove my veil. 

A day in my life: the day my phone decided to prematurely age and recede into a lifeless piece of metal

*night before* Please phone, come back alive overnight. I will love you and never drop you again. Okay night. 8:00 - 8:30am: Husband's phone alarm starts screaming, waking me up evilly because, unlike my phone, it doesn't know when I am in my lightest sleep. I feel kind of ill now. 8:30am: Actually get up. … Continue reading A day in my life: the day my phone decided to prematurely age and recede into a lifeless piece of metal