Corbyn Is Statesmanlike

This from Jeremy Corbyn is a considered, adult and statesmanlike response to what could become a very serious issue indeed – the unfolding events around the use of a nerve agent on British streets…

However, BBC News just reported (of the Nerve Agent attack) “…this episode has started to reveal some of the existing cracks in the Labour Party: Jeremy Corbyn has once again suggested that Britain can’t be *sure* the Russian *State* is responsible. In a Guardian article he said ‘to rush ahead with the evidence being gathered by police, in a fevered parliamentary atmosphere, serves neither justice nor our national security’, but that’s drawn an angry response from some Labour backbenchers.” Then they showed Stephen Kinnock saying that Labour should back the government in blaming the Russians, which means backing Boris Johnson’s dangerous remarks this morning and Gavin Williamson’s ridiculous remarks previously. We now live in a culture where a politician recommending a measured, evidence-based response to a growing foreign/national security issue – rather than a knee-jerk rush to conflict – is considered a treasonous opinion.

I give up. Nuke us now, put us all out of our misery!

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It’s Been A While – So, An Update!

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I’m sorry. I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. A lot has been happening, though that shouldn’t be an excuse. I’ve changed jobs (from one standard retail job to another), which has thrown me completely out of sync with my life as it was. I’m not really sure what day it is, yet. Plus, this snow is disorienting because nothing’s running as it should.

But the main thing I’ve done recently is take a step towards performing magic as a side-profession. It’s incredibly early days, but I’ve set myself up a Facebook page and hope to get some bookings before the year is out. Step one, as I’ve mentioned previously, needs to be getting videos of me performing magic and testimonials from the public.

If you’re looking for a magician and mind reader and live relatively close to me then why not give me a shot?! I’m getting pretty damn good! You can check out my fledgeling Facebook page by clicking here. I’d appreciate the support!

More on all this soon, but for now: Take care in the snow. x

Magic

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As most of you will know, I’ve been practising magic for a few years now. I’m not the best you’ll ever see – I still have an awful lot to learn – but I’m getting better week by week. I started off learning a few self-working card tricks, moved on after a while to learn the sleight of hand that allows me to perform more complex, more impressive effects, and now I’m a third of the way through an intensive home-learning card magic course.

I haven’t been very well for a long time, so I’ve had a fair chunk of time to devote to developing my skill. Lately, I’ve taken a keen interest in mentalism – Derren Brown-style mind reading – which has the benefit of being almost completely impromptu; you don’t need any fancy props or special gimmicks because many mentalism effects can be achieved with nothing but a pencil and paper. Sometimes not even that! The more I learn about the art of magic, the more I want to know. It’s a fascinating skill.

So, in the near future, I’m hoping to get some of my performances on video. When I have something I’m happy with I’ll post the video here. I won’t be revealing any secrets – if you’re that interested you’ll have to put the effort in like I did – but I will welcome your feedback! Stay tuned.