A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

My boring writers life…


A couple of years ago, in one of my very early blogs, I wrote about the idea of my writing my autobiography. Recently, on more than one occasion in fact, … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why we will never see an end to racism in the UK.


The other evening, whilst taking part in a late-night radio debate on the disgraceful scenes in Serbia, I was asked if I thought we would ever see an end to … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dear Daily Mail, an open letter from an ex-reader.


Dear Daily Mail, Re: the photograph on the left. As I type this, Britain is enjoying what will surely go down as one of the great events of the modern age. … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tax-payers of the nation unite.


Our inglorious leader David Cameron has recently been on the offensive with ideas to slash the benefit budget and in particular, has targeted the long-term unemployed and the provision of … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 6 Comments

Why this Thatcher fan will never vote Tory again.


It’s not often I write about politics but today, I have to make an exception. Quite why this compulsion has hit at this particular time is unclear as the decision … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · 5 Comments

National Service – I Think Not!


Predictably, the screams for a return to national service have begun to appear on the front pages as journalists up and down the land seek desperately to fill their pages … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Riots…. part two


I don’t really know where to begin with this. Like many people I am both furious and dismayed by the scenes I have witnessed on my television over the last … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · 3 Comments