On Thursday afternoon, in a back room of Parliament, history was made. A few MPs found themselves a backbone; they found a way in which they could exercise their Freedom of Speech and perform their ancient duty,Continue reading →
After the huge earthquake loads of foreigners are leaving Japan. Encouraged into panic mode by their respective governments telling them to leave because of the dangers of radiation poisoning.
When you have theContinue reading →
And two wrongs make a right, and other examples of common sense turned upside down.
A quorum of hawks was assembled and all agreed that even though they couldn’t afford the bullets, the right and properContinue reading →
What is the date most closely identified with HM Revenue & Customs? Christmas Day? Boxing Day? Or perhaps April 6th – the start of the new tax year?
I would say April 6th, when new taxContinue reading →
Bristol is desperately in need of a truly Libertarian spirit on its local council.
Back in 2008, the council decided that the self employed taxi drivers who ply their trade running tourists round the city wereContinue reading →
We’ve all seen it; those kitchens where they’ve caved in to the idea of environmental friendliness by combining a half-arsed version of “but halogen bulbs are more earth-friendly than the ones that were banned” with “IContinue reading →
Whilst it’s still St Patrick’s day (only just and for those of you reading this on Friday why weren’t you up reading this during the night with the dozen other readers), I thought it would beContinue reading →
One of the mysteries of blogging is ‘who are you actually addressing’? Who are the people responsible for the ‘hits’ on your site?
The only way I can write is to address Gloria and Saul –Continue reading →
Dear Mr Zuckerberg
“Thanks for your feedback. Over time, this information helps us deliver more relevant adverts to you.”
I don’t want relevant ads. In fact I don’t want ads at all. You’veContinue reading →
As a sign of how far the nanny state has encroached into the consciousness of the country it’s not just the general public who think that they should be told what to do by the state, it’s membersContinue reading →
When it comes to The Deficit, I am a curious bird perhaps unknown to Mother Nature, a pragmatic hawk. I think serious cut backs had to be made or we would, later or moreContinue reading →
I had the pleasure of making new friends this week. I dined with a wonderful couple introduced by an old friend and client. Their home was beautiful. Their hospitality was spectacular. I was nervous about meeting completeContinue reading →
Last November a ceremony took place in a field by the river Thames at Runnymede. It marked the beginning of five years of celebrations leading up to the 800th anniversary of a king signing a piece of parchment.Continue reading →
Paul Hoskins was walking his usual route over Peter Broatch’s farmland, Eweleaze Farm, near Weymouth, with his five-month-old cross-breed dog Diva.
Nice of Mr Broatch to give access to his land, but then it is aContinue reading →
Randy Hack on Taxing the Dead:
“They’d better not cremate me. The whole place will go up like a Molotov Cocktail!”
Livewire on Taxing the Dead:
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“On the Yes campaign we have the Liberal Democrats, Labour party supporters, the Green Party, UKIP, Plaid Cymru, the SNP, Friends of the Earth, Colin Firth, Eddie Izzard and Helena Bonham Carter. On theContinue reading →
Business As Usual
A quick round up of headlines for Saturday 12th March in wake of events in Japan
The Times: Waves of DestructionContinue reading →
Life has a habit of not being fair. I find myself, in the depths of an economic recession, without a full-time job, not being able to find a full-time job, and trying to figure out if freelancing as a MacContinue reading →
A Google search for Mike Dixon gives you a choice between a surgeon ‘in the largest breast unit’ in the United Kingdom, a professor of psychology in the USA, an Olympian sportsman or the former Liberal-Democrat parliamentaryContinue reading →
What is a dog – other than something with four legs and a tail?
Either a pet or a working dog, yes?
If it’s a working dog, it’s got a job to do – findingContinue reading →
Back in 1970, an acquaintance of mine put an advert in the Daily Mirror. ‘What every young bride should know before marriage, full colour pictures, 230 pages of explicit step-by-step instructions, only £5.10s, sent in discreet plainContinue reading →
Willy Stobbs, respected local farmer and county stalwart was alleged to have used the ‘f’ word twice. It cost him £85 and a conditional discharge.
Since you can now burn multiple poppies on Remembrance Day forContinue reading →