About Andy Hume

Andy blogs for Jewcy on politics and world affairs from a right-of-centre and occasionally quite bilious perspective. A graduate in legal philosophy from the University of Glasgow (no, he doesn't know if David Hume is an ancestor, but feels he ought to be) he now lives in Edinburgh.

He's been described on these pages as an "Anglo rage-boy", and apart from objecting to being labelled as English, it's as good a description as any.


Worth The Wait?

By July 27, 2007

It's been a pleasure to guest edit the Daily Shvitz this week – for me, at least, if not for yourselves (an experience that has only redoubled my determination to find out what a "shvitz" actually is). I'm taking my leave … Read More

The British Are Coming!

The British Are Coming!
By July 27, 2007

So the Spice Girls have unveiled their new look: The Spice Girls have added three new dates to their reunion tour, taking the total number of concerts of 14. In addition to the original dates, the group will perform in … Read More

Shambo III: What Others Call Hell, He Calls Home

Shambo III: What Others Call Hell, He Calls Home
By July 27, 2007

Regular readers bemoaning Jewcy's descent into Brit tabloid hell this week will be glad to hear that this will be the final Shambo update. Despite heroic resistance from the Welsh monks fighting (non-violently) to protect the TB-infected temple bull from the clock-punchers … Read More

“Thriller” Near Manila

By July 26, 2007

This is one of the better things I've ever seen on YouTube: Filipino prisoners in a jail on Cebu island have a morning exercise routine with a difference. The prison governor has now taken to uploading the results for the … Read More

Cries Unheard

By July 26, 2007

In his roundup of Mid-East news yesterday, Avi referred to David Remnick’s profile of Avraham Burg in the latest New Yorker, in which the former Knesset speaker lamented the fact that, as he sees it, "We confiscated, we monopolized, world … Read More

Shambo: First Blood, Part II

Shambo: First Blood, Part II
By July 26, 2007

Further to my post a couple of days back on Shambo, the sacred Hindu bull being threatened with slaughter by the remorseless forces of bureaucracy in south Wales due to suspected TB infection, there is further news: not, it has to … Read More

Dial-a-Mob

Dial-a-Mob
By July 25, 2007

Manna for lazy bloggers everywhere - the Dept. of You Couldn't Make It Up [source]: The picketers marching in a circle in front of a downtown Washington office building chanting about low wages do not seem fully focused on their message. … Read More

Iraq: Now For The Good News…

Iraq: Now For The Good News…
By July 25, 2007

Iraq reached their first Asian Cup final on Wednesday night, beating South Korea 4-3 on penalties in a pulsating semi-final that ended goalless after extra time. Noor Sabri was Iraq's hero when he saved Korea's fourth spot-kick from Yeom Ki-hun. … Read More