Thinking Your Way Through a Labyrinth of Contemporary Issues

A tribute to my grandmother

My grandmother was certainly one of the most important people to ever be in my life. Her influence on myself was enormous. Many of the trait’s I have today both good and bad ,are from her. The amount of time I spent with her meant that I knew her better than I would say anyone else. I could write a book on all the things that we have done together or even just about her. I won’t write a book but what I will do is summarize the experiences of our lives together and the feeling of bereavement. There are likely better tribute’s out there to those who have lost loved ones. Although I would like to think one of my strength’s is in my writing skills, so this will have to do.

July 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Social media, addictive, frustrating but here to stay.

Social media is in many ways a good thing. It is now a lot easier to be in contact with people, whether it be friends, family or that special someone … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Problem with StarWars: The Last Jedi, Feminism and Hollywood

StarWars is a franchise in trouble. The profits may belay that, but when you see some of the minority reaction to The Force Awakens, a minority that quickly swelled with … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Brexit Dilemma

Ah Brexit, rarely has so nebulous a term resulted in so many emotionally charged arguments, splitting families down the middle. I’d like to laugh about it, but its hard to … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collapse is in the air

Everywhere we look in the Western World we see crisis and decay. The very foundations of democratic belief in the system that has reigned supreme look not only shaken, but … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments


  Perhaps your reading this and you will understand immediately what the alpha male bulls**t is once I’ve given my personal definition. Perhaps not and you will think I am … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

I’m not voting Corbyn

I’m not supporting Corbyn. There I said it. It’s been coming for a while, since the Brexit vote if I’m honest. I supported Corbyn, I campaigned for Corbyn, I canvassed … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macbeth the Opera at Leeds Grand

“The ‘Scottish play’ had its genesis at a time of revolutionary upheaval and religious strife, the time of the Gun-powder plot, and the coming to the throne of James I, a Scotsman with a Catholic for a wife”

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

A New Spin on Orwell’s 1984

I experienced a fresh adaptation of George Orwell’s classic 1984 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan are the people responsible for the creation of a new theatre … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Alfred The Great and the roots of England

The Anglo-Saxons (who founded what is now England) were Germanic immigrants themselves to British shores. The most famous of the Anglo-Saxon rulers was Alfred of Wessex, known as ‘The Great’. … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment
Follow Consensus44 on

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.