Peter Reynolds vs. Clear: Rolling updates

March 30, 2012

5th April, 22:42: Peter has called a vote of no confidence in him as leader: My leadership has come under sustained attack. There has been a vicious hate campaign of lies, abuse, forgeries and false allegations. Recently, those responsible have also turned on my colleagues, Derek Williams, Jan Wells and Mark Palmer. These brave individuals […]

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Peter Reynolds vs. Clear: Rolling updates 30th March – 2nd April

March 30, 2012

This is an archived version of the Rolling Updates, which you can find here. —————————————— —————————————— 00:57am: Tomorrow promises to be a fun-filled day of action, my friends, I shall see you then. :) 22:36pm: On Soundcloud, Peter Reynolds has already gotten in with the threat/complain/insult cycle, on someone even he has to admit he […]

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Everyone Vs. Peter Reynolds (Lol)

March 30, 2012

You know, when I see political scandals unfolding on a news cycle and people say, “I’m not resigning, I’m not resigning, ok, I’m resigning”, I’ve often wondered what made them turn around and realise the game was up. What would happen, I wondered, if they just stuck it out and refused to recognise the lack […]

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Peter Reynolds vs. Everyone (Apparently)

February 15, 2012

For the benefit of those just coming to this story: * Peter Reynolds is the leader of Clear, the UK cannabis law reform party, having got that position in February 2011 through joining the Legalise Cannabis Alliance. * In January, someone found a whole bunch of homophobic and racist posts on his personal blog and […]

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Every UMSU LGBT Controversy

January 27, 2012

Original protagonist: [Something mildly controversial/potentially offensive] Antagonist: That is [sexist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, cissexist, heteronormative, homonormative, encouraging of stereotypes, exclusive of religious/black/disabled/woman-identified/queer people]! You can’t say that! Original protagonist: Why not? I have freedom of speech! 2nd Antagonist: Safespace! Original protagonist: Stop being so sensitive! You just need to get over your feeling of being […]

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Peter Reynolds and the Rampant Sexism (Aimed at Me)

January 22, 2012

There’s nothing quite like being personally and viciously attacked by the leader of a political party to ruin my really nice nap. This week, Peter Reynolds, presumably awaiting the Mail on Sunday expose that has now been written on him, decided that while waiting for that to come out, he’d take a crack at me. […]

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What It Actually Feels Like to be Autistic

November 28, 2011

Imagine you’ve gone to a different country, one where people speak your language but the way they live their lives is completely different to how you do it. Any time you ask someone a question, like what sort of currency they use or what public transport is available, they look at you like you’re crazy […]

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Using your Negative Experiences to Write Positive Blogposts

October 24, 2011

A few months ago, I was deleted by someone on Facebook for making a joke about Christianity that they found in bad taste. It turns out that this had also been fuelled by the fact that I had earlier poured withering scorn on their belief that we should forgive unrepentant rapists and because I had […]

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“The first time I met another gay person I broke out in a cold sweat.”

October 10, 2011

This article was originally written for a private zine about coming out experiences, and has now been published on You know, I was writing my CV today and as I was looking it over, I realised it was quite, um, gay. “Coordinator, LGBT WikiProject”, “Delegate, NUS LGBT Conference”, “Bi rep, UMSU LGBT”. I spent […]

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Something Wiki this way comes – SX News 19/9/07

September 19, 2011

Gary, 37, is a straight man who has been cross-dressing since he was five. Last year, he joined the user-generated online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, to contribute new articles and develop existing ones in his chosen profession. But when Gary (not his real name) went searching for information on cross-dressing within the site, what he found both […]

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