No longer centre stage, the man who should more properly be blamed for the present bout of fiscal diarrhoea in the UK banking system, skulked on the outer perimeter of the Davos conference this week, uncharacteristically silent.
Steven Poole coined the phrase ‘Unspeak’ as a fitting title for his book describing the process by which certain key words can lay claim to the high moral ground in a contentious matter without having to justify the
A long, long, time ago, just after World War 11, six licenses were granted to war veterans that allowed them to take commercial photographs in Trafalgar Square thus overriding the obscure by-law that had long prevented this means of
Just when we thought it couldn’t happen here – whoops! Meet Dan, thanks to the charity Action for Children. They’ve created a cunning advert in which a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is depicted as having been eaten by that scary
The Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is about to unveil a package of support for the UK’s struggling car industry. The industry will be treated to some short-term help and some long-term help. It is considered by some MPs that the long term help may
A bright, attractive and healthy Michelle La Belle Obama wore one of the most drab colours on the planet last week This was the most auspicious occasion of her life …….. and yet she wore that colour! The fashion Gurus went wild! Women all over the World loved
Having dispatched his new Middle East envoy George Mitchell on an eight day trip to meet Arab leaders, Obama spoke to Al-Arabiya TV based in Dubai. In his first formal TV interview as President of the United States of America, Obama says he
Anna Raccoon has managed to telephone us to say that she is safe and has enough supplies to get through this tempestuous time. She wants us all to know that she is with us in Spirit. Hopefully she will
Print more money, bend one knee to the IMF, or plead with the ECB to let you into the Eurozone, those are the choices facing Gordon Brown, now presiding over a country that is bleeding cash and sensible citizens. He
In a week where we have witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama and the timely arrival of Kennth Clarke into the bosom of David Cameron’s Conservative Party, even a lateral thinker would wonder if there is a puppet-master tugging on
Harry Nicolaides was an Australian expatriate living in Thailand who wrote a book called ‘Verisimilitude’ which contained a paragraph of precisely 103 words allegedly insulting the Crown Prince of Thailand.
United States security services have been on extreme high alert since the atrocious 9/11 terrorist attacks. A young guy with a lot of time on his hands decided to hack into all the major security systems from a dial-up computer in his bedroom
In response to Carol Sarler’s evil column about one particular autistic child in the Daily Male, the Autism Treatment Center of America has offered its Son-Rise program to anyone who has pockets deep enough to pay for it. It suggests in
Some of you will have woken up to newspaper headlines extolling the wonders of the ‘Big O’ and its promises to make the earth move for you too – the world watches as Obama achieves the ‘Big O’. Sex used to