For the Many: Preparing Labour For Power – Book Review

For the Many, Preparing Labour For Power. Edited by Mike Phipps. Various contributors. OR Books 2017, Kindle February 2018 This book is an extension of the well received 2017 election manifesto, For The Many Not The Few. This book expands and leads the way for discussion about how a future Labour government could function. For [...]

Pub series: My new found affection for no-frills Spanish bar

Photo from Madrid No-frills   As you may well know, there are many bars in Spain: one for every occasion and with several different names. Cafeteria, restaurante, cervecería and all the bars in between. Yet the best –and more authentic ones – have similar characteristics, though not all of them are visible. When I was [...]

Pub series: The Similar Curiosities of an Irish pub

I've decided to take a small break from moaning about the Conservative party or writing of trying to survive as an Englishman in Madrid. So, I've decided to embark upon a series of something I consider myself to be a connoisseur and expert on. Drinking establishments. Far away from the Spanish jammon franchises and American [...]