My fiction writing has led me to explore and reflect in some depth on politics, history and religion. 

In this section you can download pdf copies of some of the essays arising from those reflections. If you agree with the sentiments expressed (or even if you don’t) please feel free to disseminate these papers as widely as you possibly can. Share them, print them, leave them on the train. I don’t mind. Just help me get them out there!

I believe we are living at a critical time in British and global politics. What we do in the next decade, maybe what we do in the next five years, will determine our direction for quite some time to come. And quite possibly seal the fate of the human race.


Lived Politics – The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Political Labels

Labels are a terrible thing. They mean different things to different people. They are used and twisted to suit all sorts of agendas. Whether or not you agree with my labels, I hope you agree with my fundamental proposition that under a democratic system of government, power should lie in the hands of the people. The Government is there to serve us. Not the other way round.

In the UK right now power lies in the hands of the government and the private industries they have sold public services to. That is fundamentally not right. How did we end up here? And more to the point, what can we do about it?


Balanced CapitalĀ 

The fundamentals of building a sustainable society capable of growth and regeneration. Hint – focus on the value, not on the money…