Welcome to Politics, Poetry and Equality (PPE) which does exactly what it says on the tin.
Politics: I am definitely left of centre, how far left I don’t know. Maybe 55 feet? One of the main reasons for starting the blog was that I didn’t like what was happening in politics since the Coalition came to power in the U.K. in 2010. It became a place for me to vent, make some sense of what was happening and hopefully make a few other people think about the issues which I raise.
Poetry: I found that a useful way to express my feelings was through the use of poetry. In truth I have no idea if my “poems” are good or not, I don’t actually know what makes “a good poem”. However, I have enjoyed writing those that you will find on the blog and I hope that this makes the blog a little different to others.
Equality: A lot of my thinking is influenced by the seminal book The Spirit Level, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, which argues that equality is better for everyone in society. I am also influenced by my work with people in poverty in the U.K. leading difficult lives while surrounded by fabulous wealth, I find this to be an unsatisfactory state of affairs.