Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

May turns winning hand into busted flush

Less than two months have flown since Theresa May gave her one and only reason for calling a snap election. Yet that one and only reason seems to have slipped … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 6 Comments

I wrote Fake News for a National British Newspaper!

In the spring of 2002 I was living in countryside of Andalucia when I submitted an idea for a regular column to the travel section of UK’s Independent newspaper. Intent … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Bellingcat: the Dead Cat Factory

There have been two new developments in the long-awaited criminal investigation report into MH17 over the last couple of weeks. Though you might’ve read about one, you’re far less likely … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Aleppo: The Corporate Media Credibility Gap

“Less than four years ago, Aleppo was a prosperous and beautiful city. Christians and Muslims lived side by side, as did Sunni and Shia. A tolerant culture was sustained by … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 23 Comments

Missives from Santa Catalina

Tales of an Andalusian fishing pueblo … … where time stands still as the World flies by  Introduction to Santa Catalina and some of its characters In the autumn of … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Independent Voices?

If my comments on the astounding ignorance shown in an editorial on Turkey and the Middle East published in yesterday’s Independent needed any proof it came today from nowhere other than … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Independent huffs and puffs on war

“Anyone who never made a mistake never made anything” goes one of Albert Einstein’s most famous quotes. No, it doesn’t; I just checked, and I was wrong. Einstein actually said: “A person who … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 7 Comments

Scooting through the headlines …. water

One of today’s Guardian headlines reads: Nasa’s Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars. Hm, makes you think. With huge amounts of the the stuff just below the crust of the … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

How The Guardian Changes History

There is something a little disturbing about that, as to judge from the photo he would’ve had to have been driving one of the armoured vehicles in the convoy, or riding in it. Yet according to Roland Oliphant of The Telegraph, he and Walker had spotted a Russian armoured convoy …

February 22, 2015 · 12 Comments

MH17 report – Brazen censorship by The Independent

I saw my comment disappear from the screen within a minute of it being posted… An article in this morning’s Independent – stuffed way down the page considering its importance – … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

Our right to reply without censorship

Are newspaper comments moderators abusing their anonymity to censor comments they don’t agree with? It seems more and more British ‘upmarket’ newspapers are trying to generate controversy in order to … Continue reading

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