So mortifying when other countries take a cold hard look at the Mother of all parliaments.Continue reading →
MP Eric Joyce was spared jail today for beating up four politicians while drunk but he said that he was “deeply apologetic” for his actions. He sworeContinue reading →
I was so, so, sorely tempted to pinchContinue reading →
Salacious whistles and sexist comments may fall foul of new laws against sexual harassment to which Britain is signing up, the prime minister will announce on Thursday.
The pledge to criminalise “verbal, non-verbal or physical”Continue reading →
What an insight for International Women’s Day into the Neanderthal mentality of a representative example of the women behind Alex Salmond’s prospective throne – Joan McAlpine , throwing her journalistic ability behind the knee-jerking nationalistic pretensions ofContinue reading →
The focus of mental health activists for many years has been ‘deprivation of liberty’ – if you look at the case load of the majority of lawyers who claim to specialise in mental health legal abuses, youContinue reading →
Latvia has its one-legged lesbians, according to Mr Webcameron.
Bristol has its one-legged diabetics, according to theContinue reading →
I am prompted to write by the news of the deaths of another six servicemen in Afghanistan. Are these ultimately pointless?
Of course logically it should makeContinue reading →
Did you watch watch the BBCs Children in Need programme last year? Were you moved by the winsome graphics of hideously disabled small people bravely soldiering on without the necessaryContinue reading →
How many times will the Guardian have to apologise to other newspapers for telling lies? It has done so five times already. At least it has apologised each time.Continue reading →
Patriotism, the last refuge of the scoundrel or the Miliband. Or as that old trade union firebrand Clive Jenkins once put it, “when the British ruling class is in troubleContinue reading →
Ok. Enough is enough. I’ve listened to your thoughts for quite a while now. I’ve watched you onContinue reading →
My apologies folks – a catalogue of woes coming up, but if I am to continue blogging and running a non-aligned blog for you all to chat in, then I needContinue reading →
This is a completely frivolous post, especially in that in mentions Dr Eoin Clarke, who stamps roses on everything in search of a sweet-smelling but prickly existence. Continue reading →
Now, let me see – every column must contain nine numbers and a nought – mustn’t repeat a number in any column – yup, the Greek debt is 17 trillion, 4 million and…
Start again,Continue reading →
At the Raccoon Inn, we covered the death of PC David Rathband.
But there was another suddenContinue reading →
There are three truths that are unlikely ever to be universally acknowledged about Scottish Politics:
Firstly, that First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood are even more a game ofContinue reading →
Early last evening, as we all settled down with our families for an evening of relaxation, the blighted life of PC David Rathband drew to a close. He was alone, alone with his thoughts, aloneContinue reading →