Theresa May – Money or Lives?

46,700 = Total number of police cut by Theresa May since she became home secretary


£3,300,000,000 = The amount we got last year for arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 2016 (Wikileaks) Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted… told they faced “another 7/7” and the loss of “British lives on British Streets” if they pressed on with their enquiries 


Wahhabism (as part of the Salafi movement) = The ideological concept of destruction and terrorism (suicide bombings, indiscriminate attacks) which is the root of current home-grown terrorism. From Saudi Arabia. We have now sponsored it for another decade.

What is more important, money or lives?


Around the world in 50 football pitches

Turf and Beauty…

Have you played on any of these?

Which of these would you like to play on?

Henningsvaer, NORWAY


Adidas Futsal Park, TOKYO


Munich Olympia Park, GERMANY




Shell Football Pitch Rio, BRAZIL


Ottmar Hitzfeld Gspon Arena, SWITZERLAND


Gangwon Ski Jump Pitch, SOUTH KOREA


Tasiilaq pitch, GREENLAND


Stadion Piran, SLOVENIA


Hasteinsvollur Stadium, ICELAND




Selkirk Football pitch, SCOTLAND


Igraliste Batarija CROATIA


Coroico Football Pitch, BOLIVIA


Bamburg Castle Football Pitch, ENGLAND


Cocodrilos Sports Park, VENEZUELA


Fuglafjørður, FAROE ISLANDS


Tamnogalt MOROCCO


Janosovska Stadium CZECH REPUBLIC


Kuredu Football Pitch MALDIVES


Stadion Gospin Dolac CROATIA


Wakhan Valley, Dzhiland TAJIKISTAN




Koh Panyi, Phang-Nga THAILAND


Autuntheatre Staduim FRANCE


Ghana Field, GHANA


Estadio Silvestre Carrillo de La Palma, SPAIN


Atlanta Station Stadium, UNITED STATES




San Carlos Favela Football Pitch – BRAZIL


Devil’s Tower Camp, GIBRALTAR


Ipurua, Eibar, SPAIN


Saas-Fee Snow Field, SWITZERLAND


Estadi Comunal D’Andorra La Vella, ANDORRA


Vorovoro Football Pitch FIJI


NJ Rijeka Kantrida, CROATIA


Eduardo Souto de Moura Braga, PORTUGAL


Desert Pitch, OMAN


Svanfaskard Stadium, FAROE ISLANDS


Mmbatho Stadium Mafikeng SOUTH AFRICA


Tonciu Football Pitch ROMANIA


Brooklyn Bridge Park UNITED STATES


Pancho Arena HUNGARY


Ascension Island Football Pitch SAINT HELENA


AS Monaco Training Pitch, MONACO


World Games Solar Stadium, TAIWAN


Marseilles Harbour Pitch, FRANCE


Bureh Town Football Pitch, SIERRA LEONE


Hattoheim Football Pitch, NETHERLANDS


Lordegan, Iran



Liverpool Biennial Pitch ENGLAND


“Nazi Germany of the early 1920s” Snapshot of UK Newspapers 5th October 2016


My boss is of Jewish origin, his parents emigrating from Germany and Poland. He lost relatives in Auschwitz.  He is a phenomenally loyal NHS Doctor. Earlier in the year he said that the language being used by media and politicians is eerily resembling 1920-30s Germany and the rise of the Nazi party.  I wasn’t paying too much attention, but I valued his statement as he is a remarkable observationalist .

He was right, this style of rhetoric and the undercurrent behind the statements echoes Das Reich and Das Shwarze Korps. I’ve never employed Godwin’s law before – but we are veering on the abyss which leads to National Socialism.


The Discovery of Karl Pilkington by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (2001)

“Karl, you do realise that giants don’t actually exist?”

A collection of the earliest clips (2001-2002) from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s XFM radio show.

They swiftly discover that they’ve got something special in the form of their new “producer” Karl Pilkington.

Listen as a number of discoveries are made for the first time which become a staple of later interactions between them: from Karl’s unique head shape to his surreal childhood experiences and bizarre theories.