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Yvette Cooper blames Government for allowing British jihadis

Yvette Cooper linked British jihadists in Syria and Iraq with the Government’s having “s...

What did the Chinese do during the Great War?

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There are no words – because I’ve banned them

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Will Self: London thinks only of itself. The rest of the country is just there to be bled dry

If you walk into the heart of England, you find a society as divided as that of the metropolis

Will Self: Joy Division and a Vesta curry

When I was 20 I tried to spend Christmas alone. It was a protest – of sorts – and also an actualisation of a deep and twisted disappointment in family, love, cosiness and cheer – all of which I held to be, in this the climactic period of my protracted adolescence, Yuletide lies and festering festive spirits.

PsychoGeography: Journey's end

In Ibiza the night proceeds according to plan: we set off in convoy, several cars full of us. True, we're going to a party in a swanky villa on the other side of the island, but while half our company are teenaged, the rest of us are past the age when we can do any raving – except against the dying of the light. Then: solid darkness, with headlights gouging it out to expose switchback roads and useless signs. The mobile phone calls begin: like the echo location of decadent bats. Some Ibizan parties can be found by following lizards stencilled on walls, others by pink balloons, but the turning for this one – or so we're assured through the ether – will be clear to us because of a strategically placed pile of three white phones.

Will Self: Holy cow!

PsychoGeography: Once again the British cattle industry was near-annihilated

Will Self: Frozen music

PsychoGeography: If Brutalism is heavy metal, then what of postmodernism? Can it be equated with drum’n’bass?

Will Self: Peak condition

PsychoGeography: Which philosopher said that reading his fellow thinkers was like watching an ape play with a box of matches?

Will Self: A seer in Provence

PsychoGeography: The upland villages of Provence all look like mini collapsed towers of Babel

Will Self: A real cliff hanger

PsychoGeography: "See there, I reckon that'll be next to go, bit in 't middle went a few days ago."

Will Self: Slip slidin’away

PsychoGeography: Beyond Bridlington things got – as Alice would say – curiouser and curiouser

Will Self: Some like it hot

PsychoGeography: 'I’ve been pummelled in hammams from Fez to Cappadocia, emerging feeling like pizza dough'

Will Self: PsychoGeography

The crude facts

Will Self: PsychoGeography

Kitchen confidential

Will Self: PsychoGeography

Asylum years

Will Self: PsychoGeography

Golden balls

Will Self: PsychoGeography

Postcard from Cognac
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