More than 1,500 years of chanting and chronicling have left this humble scribe a tad cynical and somewhat inured to the woes of the human condition, so there was an unusual event at theContinue reading →
- Astroturfing is an English-language term referring to political, advertising, or public relations campaigns that are formally planned by an organization, but designed to mask its origins to create the impressionContinue reading →
Late last night, Christine Hockett replied to my post on the ‘Catch 22′ that is the Court of Protection. Her comment was so articulate, and so perfectly describes the difficulties even an intelligent sane individualContinue reading →
It is claimed that the false teeth, rather than being ill-fitting, were actually designed to preserveContinue reading →
Moshin Khalid is a business man. He has spotted a gap in the market. He has seen that not all teenagers want to get violently drunk, vomit in the street, and end the evening withContinue reading →
Nicky: I’ve got a bratty partner,
Who bugs me every day.
This morning Old Man Vince,
Chased the last bonus away.
Chris Huhne – he acts like,
Like he belongs in the zoo.
I’m the saddest pol,
The saddest pol in coalition junior crew.
I wishContinue reading →
Years ago, Uncle Tom Cobbley would take off down to the local public house after his supper to enjoy his pipe and a conversation with the other allotment holders without having to mind his language in frontContinue reading →
But whatContinue reading →
They had intended to be accompanied by 89-year old Sister Maurice-Marie, but she managed toContinue reading →
OK, it’s notContinue reading →
“Nam pirata non est ex perduellium numero definitus, sed hostis omnium; hoc nec fides debet ius iurandum esse commune”
“For a pirate is not included in the list of lawful enemies, but is theContinue reading →
Will Hutton has a lengthy piece in today’s Guardian entitled “Stick up for the BBC. It’s the last bulwark against rule by the mob”.
He complains about the ‘bile, unfairness and lack of restraint in the blogosphere’ infectingContinue reading →
A DRIVER was left baffled after receiving a £30 fine for playing music too loudly on his car radio.
Christopher Cureton, of Seacombe, was listening to the rock band The Killers’ hit, Human, as he droveContinue reading →
The media were quick to apply for reporting restrictions to be lifted when Jon Venables appeared in court. Their motive is clear. Publishing up to date information, photographs even, which are likely toContinue reading →
Occasionally I get asked to look over some paperwork that some of my son’s more inexperienced friends receive threatening dire retribution and death at the hands of some pretty unsavoury debt collectors and their associated lawyers.
Mrs Thatcher’s words, almost always taken out of context, inspired me when I read of David Cameron’s latest project. Mrs Thatcher was, of course, completely correct: there isContinue reading →