After the win over Ukraine the other day, a friend of mine asked, “explain to me about this patriotism thing, then, because I don’t get it.” At the time, I garbled something fairly unintelligible, because I was full of alcohol and England had just won 4–0 in a European Championship…

** The below is a chapter from a book I am currently writing. I am looking for representation; if you are interested I am on twitter @RobFrancis82 **

I: Accrington

When mounting debts led to Accrington Stanley resigning from the Football League in March 1962, it was rare for football…

The A-Level results fiasco has been all across the news this week, and rightly so. There have been many examples of students getting completely unrealistic grades, and students from poorer backgrounds seem to have been worst affected. A lot of online chatter seems to have focused on blaming The Algorithm…

Bored on a Sunday evening in lockdown, so I thought I’d post some random musings on here.

I am sure this isn’t a particularly original thought, but I’m wondering if the key political divide of our times is disruptor vs disrupted.

If I may paint in broad brush strokes for…

Increasingly, I loathe General Elections. More and more, I notice even people I’d always seen as being fairly level-headed flip abruptly into abject tribalism once the campaign gets underway.

Depressingly common right now is the notable gear shift from Labour supporters, from “the antisemitism crisis is terrible and has to…

Rob Francis

I write blogs about the Labour Party, in an attempt to stop myself from screaming.

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