A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

I Blame Telly. Really, I do!


In all the soul searching and hand wringing that has gone on since the riots that engulfed London, Birmingham and Manchester barely two weeks ago, little has been mentioned about … Continue reading

August 16, 2011 · 3 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

Rioting…. It’s Just Old School Hooliganism


I think it’s fair to say that my blog yesterday on the death of the gun-toting Mark Duggan caused something of a stir. Not only did it receive the highest … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · 4 Comments

Screw the unemployed, let’s support the bloody employed!


At the top of this page is written the simple phrase “you all know I’m right so look deep inside yourself and summon the courage to admit it.” Now some … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 10 Comments

Things that piss me off. People with no shame…..


The other day, as the hacking scandal was still in the early stages of unfolding, I became embroiled in one of those ‘what’s wrong with the country’ type debates. Now usually … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment