London 1984. “Send the Pakis back, glory to the Union Jack” went the song. The angry voices rang through the chilly South Harrow air as I squeezed into the back seat of a bright red Datsun. The jingle played back on a continuous loop in my head. The National Front sure knew how to put together a catchy tune. Continue reading Glory to the Union Jack
The French have a long-standing tradition of provocative satire. The term “Esprit Frondeur” (loosely translated as “Rebel Spirit”) came into parlance long before the French revolution. From this came slingshot wit – the belief that one could challenge those in power (in most cases the king) through insightful humour and sarcasm.
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ISIS joining forces with Al-Qaeda reminds me of that full-length Batman movie from the hammy TV series in the sixties starring Adam West. The Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin and others band together to bring down a perceived common enemy.
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