I see blogging as the cyber equivalent of the role of host in the medieval ale house. Long before the advent of licensing regulations, the ale house was a private house, a place to gather in congenial companyContinue reading →
Obama: “I’ve been fighting alongside Acorn on issues you care about my entire career…” (Steven Malanga, “Organizer In Chief,” [New York] City Journal, Summer 2008)
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has become a householdContinue reading →
The son-of-the-Manse, Gordon Brown, has been pipped to the post in the ‘lets pray with Obama’ stakes. Our revered Leader is not to be honoured by being the first to shake the hallowed Presidential paw – despite the BBC showingContinue reading →
Old salts will recognise the signs immediately – our beloved leader sending out distress signals as the Good Ship Britannia staggers and wallows over onto her beam ends…..and no sign of the Captain being keel-hauled! – is it too much to ask of lifeContinue reading →
The definition of Terrorism grows ever wider. It may surprise you to learn of the ways in which Vernon Coaker, the Labour Home Office Minister, has quietly signed away your right to undertake everyday activities.
There are many reasons why youContinue reading →
Metodo3 the infamous Spanish detective agency involved in searching for Madeleine McCann was today accused by the Spanish Attorney General’s Office of squirreling other people’s nuts away for a rainy day.
The ‘crack’ detective team – and who can forget thatContinue reading →
Jessica de Grazia’s official report last summer on the Serious Fraud Office was mortifying, painting a picture of gross incompetence in an organisation designed to pierce the most sophisticated corporate frauds. 300 lawyers, accountants and investigators, presumed toContinue reading →
A standard question posed by many adults to a small child. Easily within a four year old child’s capacity to answer in words of one syllable.
What a minefield that question will present for young Sean and Amelie McCann.
How to answer?Continue reading →
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.
The last time he wasContinue reading →
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 ofContinue reading →
Mr Clarence Mitchell said: ‘People will be able to see that every penny of the money they so generously donated has been spent properly in the hunt to find Madeleine.’
I would suggest,Continue reading →
Lame we most definitely were, hobbled by the devastating trail that a monstrous storm carved through South West France. Allegedly. We had seen and feltContinue reading →
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 scaryContinue reading →
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 mayContinue reading →
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 lovedContinue reading →
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 heContinue reading →
Steel giant Corus is axing more than 10% of its UK workforce with the loss of 2500 jobs in the UK alone.
Its Indian parent company Tata is currently announcing a series of cost-cutting measures. Sadly they no longer need their UKContinue reading →
MESSAGE TO ALL!
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 willContinue reading →
Are the Lords going to be interrogated with the same tin of vim and vigour that they used to scour the Commons out?
Will the investigators wipe the floor with them? Will we see a bit of the old naming and shaming?Continue reading →
The mother of Shannon Matthews has been jailed for eight years for her role in the kidnap of her own daughter.
Karen Matthews, 33, of Moorside Road, Dewsbury Moor, West Yorkshire, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after being found guiltyContinue reading →
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. HeContinue reading →
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 onContinue reading →
Karen Mathews, the mother of Shannon Matthews is due to be sentenced for kidnapping her own daughter at Leeds Crown Court, alongside her former partner’s uncle, Michael Donovan, 40.
It was revealed that Donovan kept her imprisoned as part of aContinue reading →
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.
103 words can do a great deal of damage if widelyContinue reading →
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
The news wires from Portugal are hissing and humming this morning as they transmit the latest saga from Faro.
The Faro court was hearing the case of the alleged assaults by five PJ inspectors of Leonor Cipriano who alleges torture during herContinue reading →
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 inContinue reading →