Plans for 2021 and that Twitter thing

As you know, I constantly teeter on the edge of packing all this stuff in but usually give my head a wobble and carry on, albeit at a much-reduced level of output. 2020 saw a handful of long reads published and some updated, with a new theme that is faster and cleaner.

Next year will probably be the same, I want to update the long read back catalogue and neaten the formatting up so it works with the new template. On top of that, the two main bits of work in the pipeline are pieces on Strike and the Bailey Bridge.

On Strike, my view is that an enlarged medium-weight force represents the best approach for British Army, combining affordability and employability against the widest range of potential contingencies, leaving room to plug the numerous capability gaps that exist and play a part in the post-Brexit post-COVID prosperity agenda.

On the Bailey Bridge, this will be a significant piece that draws from a wide range of sources (having recently spent a small fortune on various books!). I am really looking forward to both, although not sure in what order they will come out.

Meanwhile, talking nonsense and having a laugh on Twitter is on hold as the powers that be have suspended my account. With 35k followers built up over a decade, it won’t be easy to walk away but if I have to, I will. We will see what Twitter decide, and as a hedge, have set up Parler and Gab accounts if anyone fancies popping over. It is a bit different than Twitter and doesn’t have anywhere near the mass, but Twitter has become an increasingly toxic place with someone always ready to spark up the outrage bus for the merest of an infraction, gets a bit boring after a while and this is the nudge I needed to actually do some writing instead of posting spicy memes on Twitter.

2021, hope everyone has a better year than 2020

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steven duckworth
steven duckworth
January 6, 2021 8:49 pm

Good to hear

Simon m
Simon m
January 6, 2021 9:55 pm

Excellent news looking forward to it

January 6, 2021 11:30 pm

Looking forward to it.

Sean Leicester
Sean Leicester
January 7, 2021 5:53 am

will you still be talking bollox?

January 7, 2021 8:17 am

Any idea why they’ve suspended your account? Too many bridges?? Surely it is not because your have a sensible opinion about things???

January 7, 2021 10:23 pm

Good to hear your still in the game TD.

Paddy Little
Paddy Little
January 8, 2021 8:58 pm

What the bloody hell ? What’s going on TD ? This gap has lasted too long. Our lives are impoverished without some pallets, some political baiting, astute/critical mil commentary, and other more general arsing about. What do we have to do ? Plead with directly ? (Not sure I’m partic enthused about Parler I have to say😬)

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell
January 9, 2021 12:59 am

Good work keep it up

Deja Vu
Deja Vu
January 11, 2021 12:45 am

Missed you on Twitter.

January 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Gone… no more tiffs and quarrels.

Shame about Parler… hahahahaha

your old chum @warmatters

January 11, 2021 4:41 pm

Good to see that there are plans to continue writing. Hoping that Twitter Support realizes their error.

January 11, 2021 4:56 pm

Of course you can.


Lots of people are now badmouthing you all over Twitter.


It has become the Remoaning hell hole that Pete North loves so much!

How is Pete btw? He’s still sounding miserable on his blog. Anyway, hope Parler is working out well for you…

Did Amazon hear you were coming and that’s what tipped them over the edge to end server provision?

Make yourself visible on twitter and we can continue from there!

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