Clement Attlee: a short look

Clement Attlee was not, as you may have heard, “a modest little man with plenty to be modest about”. Churchill didn’t say this, like you might think: he knew a formidable politician when he saw one. It was actually coined by the left-wing journalist Claud Cockburn. Clement Attlee, despite often being heralded in academia as […]

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why i struggle to write

I’m fairly sure being a friendless loser for most of my life has made me a worse writer. I find poetry easy, like putting together pretty sounding phrases about loneliness and isolation and the end of the world. I love writing lyrical stanzas about the inside of my head – but I’m beginning to worry […]

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