Kenneth Clarke, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, will return to the Conservative front bench in today’s major reshuffle. He will become shadow business secretary and take on the equally shadowy figure of Lord Mendacious of Fey, the former PeterContinue reading →
There have been several theories floating around cyber space as to exactly why Gerry McCann arrived in Portugal in his best suit last Tuesday accompanied by his lawyer – one of the more interesting suggestions was that he was making aContinue reading →
The image of who you will be when only photographs are left to remind you of your un-lined self is writ large in all our imaginations.
Those of us with a clear view of the chequered flagContinue reading →
Coronation Street, the TV soap opera, is something of an institution for the Northern diaspora. We relive our childhood and rekindle memories of a way of life and a gentle humour unknown on ‘suicide watch’ as the rival ‘Eastenders’ programmeContinue reading →
“Tie sales are booming as men smarten themselves up to improve their image in the workplace and avoid the sack”, according to Moss Bros, the clothing retailer.
Certainly one man was paying attention to this pieceContinue reading →
It sometimes feels as though the pyjamhideen are the only radical activists left. Sitting in their anonymous lofts, fingers flying across their keyboards.
I am heartened today to learn of a truly old fashioned student activist. 27 year old Tim DeChristopher. RespectContinue reading →
It seems that we have our own home grown Tim DeChristopher…see previous posting….
A coalition of MPs, celebrities, scientists and green campaigners has bought land earmarked for a third runway at Heathrow airport from under theContinue reading →
Gerry MCann finally flew back to Portugal to assist the search for his ‘missing’ daughter – why would be be greeted by British officials? Is he officially a VIP now? Surely it would be more sensible for him to meet PortugueseContinue reading →
Back in December, Times on-line ran a story concerning Norwich council official Kristine Reeves, earning £52,000-a-year as head of neighbourhood and strategic housing, who played a key role in evicting old and frail tenants from their bungalows. She then moved into one ofContinue reading →
A true knee jerk reaction from the dead tree press today.
A 20 year old student goes to a ‘Poor taste’ fancy dress party – dressed in? – poor taste naturally! He happens to be a junior activist member ofContinue reading →
Alastair Darling has dismissed speculation that the Government would “print money” to ease the pain of recession.
“Nobody is talking about printing money,” he said. “There is a debate to be had about what you doContinue reading →
“It is worthy of remark, that the first borrowers must have been for the most part men driven to this necessity by the pressure of want, and contracting debt as a desperate resource without anyContinue reading →
Marcus Brigstocke rants about religion
Transcript… with thanks to Mental Excretement
“I’d like to start this week with a request, and this one goes out to the followers of the three Abrahamic religions: the Muslims, Christians, and Jews. It’s just a little thing,Continue reading →
A statement published on the DCSF website says: “The Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008 that came into force on 1 December 2008 and the Code of Practice for Official Statistics published on 6 January 2009 means the Department mustContinue reading →
WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT MY 100 WATT LIGHT-BULB!
It’s a sad day when our tiny group of islands called the UK decide that we have to go along with the EU ….. again!
It has been decided that the 100 wattContinue reading →
Historians will no doubt record that moment in time when the huddled masses should have been checking their pension statements but were glued to the TV screen watching the unfolding of that manufactured saga which is ‘Big Brother’.
Lucy Pinder is revealed toContinue reading →
Police are using helicopters at a cost of around £1m a year to move cash around Manchester in an effort to protect security drivers from attack and witnesses from ‘trauma’.
The tax payers Alliance called it a ‘ridiculous’ allocation of resources – football clubs have toContinue reading →
We can go back nigh on 3000 years to debate the rights and wrongs of the current middle east crisis. Those who quote alleged wrongs from biblical times would not be impressed to find their patch of, say, coastal Sussex, handedContinue reading →