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Hear me discussing class with Carolyne Wyatt and Sophia Money Coutts on Radio 4

Posted on April 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Just been a guest on Radio 4 with the fabulous Carolyne Wyatt and fellow guest Sophia Money Coutts talking about my article on class in yesterday’s Times. Listen here:


Does the BBC know what it means by 'working class'? - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 2:05 AM

“About chuffing time, you la-di-da southern Jessies. Such was my reaction on learning the BBC is to employ more horny-handed sons of toil like me, finally defining ...

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Reparations for slavery won't right wrongs of the past - my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on March 23, 2022 at 5:20 PM

“Let’s begin by acknowledging that the Jamaicans who greeted William and Kate with demands for reparations have a point. The trans-Atlantic slave trade w...

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No, THIS is hardcore: my latest Critic column

Posted on March 21, 2022 at 6:35 AM

“I doubt there’s anywhere drearier to be than Rochdale on a rainy night in 1982. Having missed the bus and facing a 14-mile walk, me and my friend pass shuttered shops...

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Spare a thought for 'sandwich generation' - my latest Spectator column

Posted on March 21, 2022 at 3:10 AM

“Sunday was fairly typical. The police picked up Mum, 73, wandering in distress near Halifax bus station, cold, disorientated and lost. Son, 15, was walking with a friend in north L...

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Teenagers get a bad press - my latest Indie comment

Posted on February 18, 2022 at 1:45 PM

“Last Saturday evening I was foolish enough to allow 50 London teenagers into my home and treat it as they wished. My daughter’s 18th birthday fell on the Sunday, and...

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Racist, sexist claim puts me on same page as the greats: my latest Times Thunderer

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 2:00 AM

“Norman Mailer and I don’t have much in common. Aged 22, Mailer was fighting in the Pacific, whereas I was working in Harrods’ warehouse. By 25, M...

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Opening the anthology: my latest essay for The Author

Posted on December 27, 2021 at 6:25 AM

In the cold hard winter of 1983, I was an angry, skint 16-year-old sharing a room with a mate, having been booted out of home a few months before. It was a desperate time, but there were chinks of light, and for reasons...

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Last chance saloon... obtain all 4 of my published books absolutely free

Posted on December 23, 2021 at 3:35 AM

From 20-24 December 2021, all four of my published books are available FREE on Amazon Kindle.

What they said about “Fire Horses” ...

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"There is risk in not spending Christmas with my elderly parents" - my latest Telegraph column

Posted on December 20, 2021 at 7:25 PM

"In this, the strangest of years, I’ve even changed my Christmas song. Usually it’s Fairytale of New York on Boombox repeat, but this year it’s Should I S...

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