The long tentacles of the Portuguese Judiciary have reached out and wrapped themselves around another Briton. This time it is not just a name that we read in the papers, it is one of our own, a fellow blogger,Continue reading →
On this day after the memorial service for PC David Rathband, I am reminded of that day in 1966 when a shocked nation woke to the news that three police officers, walking towards an old van parked in WormwoodContinue reading →
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 →
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.
Continue reading →
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 →