This is what happens when decent journalists are too scared to pay Old Bill for top notch stories – we end up with a media pawing at the ground andContinue reading →
Everybody’s doin’ a brand new walk now,
(Come on baby, do the local motion)
I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance
However, judging by the words of ‘Andy’, paraphrased from the Today Programme, they still don’t get it:
“I think it’s sad thatContinue reading →
This is a long one – you might want to save it for after the pub on Friday night – it’ll make your eyes bleed just as effectively as aContinue reading →
That word. Pah !
Yes – that one. Pah !
Three more times. Pah ! Pah ! Pah !
Good. Blood pressure reduced slightly.
Now,Continue reading →
Now, I have no idea how Cristina Odone fits into the demonology or iconostasis of your average member of the Raccoon Arms clientele.
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Ken Livingstone has been a little excoriating about bankers and other rich people avoiding what he thinks should be their taxes:
THESE rich bastards just don’t get it…No one should be allowed toContinue reading →
Everytime someone blinks Dr Eoin Clarke seems to put more nails into the coffin of his reputation as a coherent, never mind credible, commentator.Continue reading →
Nominally we are all “journalists” under the press code of practice, but this rough trade has none of the attributes of a “profession”. Instead ofContinue reading →
Flippin’ ‘Eck and his chums are working their way through the world choosing Countries for Scotland to aspire to imitate.
As the selected paragons fall over one by one, ‘EckContinue reading →
The supremacy of the Church over magic and superstition demanded that it should take over their functions ‘Everything that can be naturally done is done by God’ a 12th centuryContinue reading →
Well done Channel 5!
The argument is that the economic, social and political policies which can and would be pursued by an independent ScotlandContinue reading →
The police have been rounding up and shooting journalists from “The Sun”. Actually that is a lie. But they have been hauled in en masse by the Boys and Girls in Blue, and generally grilled (aboutContinue reading →
Or writing up his pension plan
His capacity for spouting doggerel
Should be just as good as any other man
His desire to rest he must smother
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As you know, Dr. Ahmadinejad
The pleas of the anti-war majority in the West, here
Have consistently fallen on deaf ears
“Why bring war when Iran is asking for peace?” we pry
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The gents and ladies from the Olympic 5 Ring Circus have been kind enough to force our Government to pass laws to allow the 80,000 members of the Olympic ”family’Continue reading →
On a train to Watford (at about Bushey) I overheard a conversation between an older grey haired gentleman and his female junior as they caught up on the issues ofContinue reading →
For 4 years I worked in High Wycombe, the one-time capital of the world chair industry, due to Buckinghamshire beechwoods and skilled craftsmen.
In Gloucester they roll cheeses downContinue reading →
We’re in the middle of a small orgy of kneejerk (or jerk-kneeing, if you prefer) bashing of bankers with self-inflated banker-bonkers, and not a few people trying to keep theContinue reading →
The oldest human being recorded in modern times was Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived from 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997.
DuringContinue reading →
Brilliant. The best art is serendipitous. via @VorianK
occupy london, occupylsx, occupy st pauls
Sigh. Here we go again.
Is there any reputation so putrid, so tarnished, that it cannot be further damaged? Gordon Brown excepted, I suspect not.
A boulder has been pushed away from the cave into which the poor old News ofContinue reading →
“Christianity on the rack as Judge bans public prayer” screamed the headline in The Times on Saturday. This in the light of the decision of Mr Justice Ouseley inContinue reading →
TheContinue reading →
It’s official. There is a peril more likely to carry you off to your maker in the wee small hours of the morn than smoking. It must be so, theContinue reading →
The kingdom of Ing-er-land wasContinue reading →
Brilliant data journalism from Simon Rogers at the Guardian Datablog: