All posts by Peter Whitehead

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Lord Adonis and the Half-Blood Cartel

‘A tale told by an idiot; full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’ cries Macbeth in one of his speeches. Many reputable Shakespeare scholars will claim this speech is about […]

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Culture, Captions and Self Congratulation

This column was initially meant to be about something else entirely. But then there was someone who was wrong on the internet, and I figured I’d wade into the argument. […]

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Fear and Loathing in the Home Office

A couple of years ago, students at Royal Holloway got incredibly angry. Firstly, they had to live in Egham for three whole years. But even more importantly, they were angry […]

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Glastonbury Musings

I have seen a couple just going at it in a sacred stone circle. I have seen someone drop their pants and shit on the floor. I have seen someone […]

http://www.playbuzz.com/popbuzz/quiz-who-said-it-tom-from-parks-and-rec-or-dev-from-masters-of-none

The Return of the Romantic

Think about the Romantic period, and unless you’re midway through your English degree – and honestly even that is no inoculation – you’ll probably think of a figure of the […]

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ELECTION ANALYSIS

Well then. This election has been utterly surreal, and though there are obvious winners (YouGov, Corbyn) and losers (May) – almost everyone has been proven wrong. My last column, I […]

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/06/09/uk-election-result-should-spell-end-hard-brexit-creative-industries-federation/

Busting Election Myths Part Two: Commiserations and Celebrations

By the time you’ve read this, this column will already have aged. The election is over, and we (probably) now have a Government. The last column I wrote was about […]

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Busting Election Myths

Myth 1: People like Labour’s Policies Okay, this isn’t a myth, but the idea extrapolated from it is. There’s been a fair amount of attention on both social media and […]