Last night I listened via my radio to Parliament debating late into the evening as to what, if anything, might be done about becoming involved in military action in Syria.
I was surprised at theContinue reading →
Such an interesting dance being performed up in the Scottish State Health Board! A regular Highland jiggery-pokery.
The Scottish State Health Board is in charge of the State Mental Hospital at Carstairs. They have the responsibility ofContinue reading →
650 MPs, who have argued for 50 years as to whether they want to be in or out of the European Union, are badgering to be allowed to decide whether to be in out of Syria. TheyContinue reading →
An open letter and discourse upon journalists, and the affair of the Miranda and how the First Minister may behave. From Niccolo Machiavelli to David Cameron, Prime Minister of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and First Lord of the Treasury!Continue reading →
Whatever you think about the efficiency and value for money provided by the NHS, there has, recently, been an increasing realisation, among the general public, that it is not the “great British treasure” it was once purportedContinue reading →
Another day, another expensive inquiry into the ubiquitous ‘Savile allegations’. Operation Newgreen, the ‘Oh my God, someone’s making allegations that West Yorkshire Police were complicit in concealing Savile’s ‘offending’ – we’d better hold an Inquiry’ knicker wavingContinue reading →
Multiple bottles of smelling salt being wafted around in the Blogosphere today. Purveyors of Free Speech dropping like Guardsmen on a hot August day. It would appear that the ‘well informed citizens’ of Blogland have just discoveredContinue reading →
One of the attractions of southern france for tourists are the marchés nocturnes. Not so much a market as a communal dinning experience. Local traders drive their mobile kitchens to their nearest market square, the Mairie provides longContinue reading →
Seven words jumped out near the start of the second chapter of this book. ‘But the truth had to emerge eventually’ – fifteen chapters later the truth had still not put in an appearance.
I’m glad IContinue reading →
Blimey! You folk have really pi**ed off the authoritarian voice of social services. Congratulations – it does my heart good to see what a difference your voices made.
I was aware before that helping you makeContinue reading →
The military is a curious mixture of cultures. On the one hand it provides stable employment, a regular wage, job security for a set number of years, training in a useful skill and a reliable pension –Continue reading →
In America, many years ago, I came to the opinion that there was only one script for TV producers. ‘Young black guy’s fears/predictions/solution are put down by (preferably fat) and arrogant white Boss, but is later provedContinue reading →
We’ve been here before. Confident young woman makes a name for herself in the nightclub scene. Is thrilled to bits when a relative stranger offers her and her friend expensive plane tickets to an unlikely holiday destinationContinue reading →
All bound for Bongo Bongo Land
This week I went for a short break in the sun, and I found myself sipping a large gin and quinine whilst looking out from the BongoContinue reading →
A long read from Adam Curtis – the second section on the Daily Mail of 1906 and fabricated stories will strike a chord with many of you……Continue reading →
It sounds grand doesn’t it? Britain sending a gun boat to sort out those pesky Spanish? Actually an aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious – pity she doesn’t have any aircraft any more, what with the Harriers having bitContinue reading →
When Aretha Franklin belted out those words at the start of the era of gender politics, I, in my innocence, having never heard of gender politics, assumed that she was making reference to the civil rights movement inContinue reading →
‘Trial by Jury’ is one of the most quoted cornerstones of ‘British Justice’ – or rather, British Justice as we like to believe it exists. Until the last few years of Labour control of the British eductionContinue reading →
A little while ago archeologists discovered what turned out to be the body of the last English King to die in battle. Richard III died in battle at Bosworth Field on 22nd August 1485 defending hisContinue reading →
Not since it was revealed that the Vatican’s financial advisor, Michele Sindona, was a Mafia connected crook who had embezzled 20 million quid of the Holy Father’s piggy bank has there been such a catastrophic financial insultContinue reading →
And lo! On the seventh day, was the Techdom of Provo built. They called it Endurance International Group. A perfect, pristine land pulsating with technology. Encased in stainless steel, with na’er a finger print in sight; temperatureContinue reading →
You see them everywhere, representatives of the NSPCC. You hear them on the adverts during afternoon TV; they are on the breakfast sofa’s opining on the latest ‘terrible outrage’; they are in the side bar advertisements inContinue reading →