I must confess that I often find myself feeling like a stranger in a strange land, and never more so that when confronted by the curiousContinue reading →
Life in a very small and very rural French village can be surreal at times.
We are clustered round the 15th century church of St Felicien. It is a historic monument, Grade 1 listedContinue reading →
“Dear Home Secretary,
You seem very nice, and you have an interesting taste in shoes, which is a Good Thing in the eyes of the Lord. However, I understand that you have been a bitContinue reading →
The British Army operate a remarkably simple system for putting aContinue reading →
Here in the Abbey it is very quiet. Almost all the other monks gone off on holidays to somewhere called Aya Napa, but at least I have been able to hustle pool in theContinue reading →
The perceived wisdom of the man in the Snug is that immigrant populations should be the ones to integrate, change their ways, learn the language, adapt to the strange food. They are but a smallContinue reading →
I remember a fresh faced young man saying this on the 18th September 2006.
The Liberal Democrats pledged a bonfire of government laws today, with a promise to bring in a “great repeal act” scrapping supposedly illiberal legislation broughtContinue reading →
A FRAUDSTER who stole thousands of pounds from his stepfather’s building society account only days after being spared prison was yesterday locked up for sixContinue reading →
PC David Rathband has been in danger of losing the media fight for column inches. That will be redressed at 7.30 tonight on the ITV1 programme ‘In the Line of Fire’.
PC Rathband had the misfortuneContinue reading →
There is a superb article by Dr Eamonn Butler on the Adam Smith blog highlighting the current pressure from the Marxist left to ‘force’ the banks to lend, which has set my brain whirring for the day.
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“An equal application of law to every condition of man is fundamental.” –Thomas Jefferson to George Hay, 1807. ME 11:341
“The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to allContinue reading →
In a curious parallel (that is almost certainly not related in any way, shape or form) to the decline of the police caring in the slightest about what happens to people and their property, there has been an astounding increaseContinue reading →
It seems to me that things were a lot simpler when I was younger. Not younger as in being a child, but younger as in being in my twenties and thirties. Certain acts were criminal, and as long as youContinue reading →
In Hereford there is a purpose built podiatric hospital. That’s a foot hospital for the benefit of those who cruise the Internet looking for any mention of paedophilia and get confused with paediatrics.
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Two men who have enjoyed the riches of Formula 1, the adulation of the world, and the good fortune to survive death andContinue reading →
Now that I have completed my penance for the unfortunate incident with the rotary mower, and having emoted grievously on things that pain me in this Isle my humour is much restored. I feelContinue reading →
Three former Labour MPs and an ex-Tory peer facing expenses fraud allegations have lost appeals over a ruling that they are not protected by parliamentary privilege from prosecution. Elliott Morley, David Chaytor, Jim DevineContinue reading →
The Abbot has put me in detention after an unfortunate incident involving a bottle of White Lightning and a rotary mower. I am also to be denied the regular Saturday evening trip to play in theContinue reading →
Three former Labour MPs and an ex-Tory peer facing expenses fraud allegations have lost appeals over a ruling that they are not protected by parliamentary privilege from prosecution. Elliott Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine and Lord HanningfieldContinue reading →