Yesterday evening, I asked in the comments for favourite Underground videos.
This is one of mine. A sensible gent who is late for work skis down the escalator at the Angel tube station, whichContinue reading →
What happens if you decide that you can replace London tubelines with different incarnations of Dr Who, and 270 station names with Dr Who’s enemies?
And so having received the summons upon the suit against my master Lord Fixit last week, I was this Sunday bid to leave the rural Shires and make my way back to London to reply toContinue reading →
It is a terrible thing to live with, fear and anxiety. My heart goes out to anyone who lies awake at night, fearful and anxious that a much loved son is not yet home from a nightContinue reading →
“Breaking speculation” interrupted the, er, “breaking speculation” as to who or what might be responsible for the tragic deaths in Norway. The media had moved on. No longer were they lovingly arranging pictures of 92 clean livingContinue reading →
One of conservatism’s most important insights is that all ideologies are wrong. Ideology takes an intellectual system, a product of one or more philosophers, and says, “This system must be true.” Inevitably, reality ends up contradicting theContinue reading →
Via a relative in London comes some news that in itself is not earth shattering and won’t reach any dead tree press. It’s only a minor change in regulations related toContinue reading →
Buried under an avalanche of inconsequential media tittle-tattle – did ‘x’ tell ‘y’ how he got his best stories, and did ’y’ tell his boss how he did it, and should ‘z’ not resign in disgrace forContinue reading →
As Ms Raccoon languishes in the concerned ministrations of those determined to ensure her convalescence is full of fun and frolics, I thought she must need a little Celtic input to stimulate her emotions.
A coupleContinue reading →
This is the third piece I have written for this blog. It is the second concerning dead children. I hope and trust this is no reflection of my own interests, regrettably howeverContinue reading →
Earlier this week I posted about the phone hacking scandal.
I wrote the post somewhat infected by the excitement of the moment, what with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police resigning and all. And of courseContinue reading →
If the energy expended on working out whether England subsidises Scotland or whether all North Sea oil is in Scottish territorial waters could be connected up to the National Grid, then theContinue reading →
The people over at News International have been very naughty boys, that much is clear. Yet there is something troubling about the way this saga has been covered that stretches even to the libertarian blogosphere. Murdoch’s bidContinue reading →
I have a question that those propping up the bar at the Raccoon Arms might be able to answer.
One would have to have been on a planet going around α-Centauri not to have been bombarded forContinue reading →
Is it too early to gain perspective and draw conclusions from the phone hacking scandal?
Perhaps, because one might argue that “the facts” have not yet been established. On the other hand, I have some cynicism about whether “theContinue reading →
Some silliness for a Sunday Evening. Young Wizards Hari Potter and Johann Hari look surprisingly similar. Johann Hari has remarked about interviewees thinking heContinue reading →
We’ve heard from the Boss, by phone, secondhand (thank-you, Mr G). [Update: You can read the background here.] The news is that Anna has hadContinue reading →
I realize that I will probably offend generations of political anoraks with this bland assertion, but I’m going to make it anyway: “social” anything, whether it’s “social democracy” or “pure socialism” or “social something else” ultimatelyContinue reading →