Scarborough Boxing Day - Raft Race Pictures

Friday, 27 December 2013

Photos from the raft race, part of Scarborough's annual Boxing Day celebrations.

Participants are glazed with flying eggs before being lightly dusted with flour

7 barriers to revolution in the UK (and how we might overcome them)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Russell Brand's interview with Jeremy Paxman has been watched, as of today, by around 10 million youtube users. UK facebook and twitter feeds are abuzz with dissenting alternative media articles and demonstrate a thousand creative ways of calling David Cameron a smug, elitist wank stain. Talk of revolution is on English lips for perhaps the first time since the self-styled 'Puritan Moses' lopped off the noggin of King Charles I and dissolved the Rump Parliament in 1653. Almost all Britons - young and old, rich and poor - seem to have accepted the fact that our political system as a whole no longer represents the will of the average citizen, but the interests of big business and the religion of money. The conditions for revolution are ripe, and yet ... nothing is happening. Why are Britons, outside of their culinary practices, so reluctant to revolt?