Douglas Bastard's Rants of Rage

Sergeant Blackman

For a long period of time, I was closely involved with the Army. I spoke , often intimately, to people who had been involved in combat operations and worked hard to gain an insight into […]

Oct, 29

The unbalanced love of Welsh football

When I had my breakdown, I can remember lying there, on my side, and hearing on the news that Gary Speed had killed himself. To the uninitiated, Gary Speed was the coach of the Welsh […]

Oct, 27


Intolerance that screams and shouts is easy to oppose. When you see the Westboro Baptist Church with its lurid signs, or see people like Oswald Mosley strutting around in a preposterous uniform, you think that […]

Oct, 22

Denmark is a world of foaming arse

Most love stories involve at least one of the protagonists finding the other so beguiling that they are blind to their faults. They spend time with them, are beguiled by them and find themselves making […]

Oct, 18


Men don’t like people who stand out in any way. It seems to make us feel troubled and insecure. If someone does something exceptional, whether it’s the clothes they wear, the attitudes they have or […]

Oct, 18

‘I’m sorry, but we can’t pay you’

I applied for a freelance job on a football magazine who replied, said they liked me and then said that they couldn’t pay. As I need money to buy food, this is no actual use, […]

Oct, 15

Bloody Remembrance

I’ve been giving these blogs one word titles, but the above seems like a fitting way of describing where I think Remembrance Day fails on many counts. Moreover, it makes me angry and, if you […]

Oct, 08


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