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Jamie Veitch

2009: it can only get better

I’m writing this on officially the most stressful day of the year, Monday January 5 (a psychologist says so, so it must be true) but since it will be posted on Tuesday 6 all of the stress levels should already be reducing. That’s the theory anyway. But it’s clear that as we enter 2009 we (more…)


A strange throwback to a previous era

Kirkby Unemployed Centre is a strange throwback to a previous era. It occupies a former infant school, built to a standard postwar design reminiscent of children’s junk modelling. On the walls is an exhibition celebrating Merseysiders’ involvement in the International Brigade during the Spanish civil war. Pictures of Nelson Mandela and trade union banners adorn (more…)

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