Wazzocks, Walters and working class creativity (or how the full grant transformed Britain into an outsider’s paradise)

I’m in that obligatory gap between completing my latest book and it’s publication (in April). Yet the time’s filling up with newsy examples of what The Outside Edge is all about: the notion that outsiders are disadvantaged (ever more so) but that their unique viewpoint can support their success – with vision, the right mindset and lots of hard work. …

It’s celebrity generating Brand’s radicalism – not alienation

Am I the only person finding Russell Brand painful at the moment? Involved in the anti-austerity “protests” in Central London on November 5th, his views seem to have taken a sharply radical turn of late. Given his articulate delivery, they sound plausible – of course – but they’re starting to stray into the realms of the ridiculous: undeserving of appearances …