“If Paradise is half as nice” as Amen Corner, one of those forgotten bits of Wren designed gentile London, whence Giles Fraser was once privileged to lay his effortlessly right-on liberal multi-cultural espousing head, then he mayContinue reading →
Long, long ago, I thought the newspapers brought you the news. I know, I know, I used to believe in the tooth fairy too.
Then I learnt that they only ‘brought you the news’ thatContinue reading →
Ian Duncan-Smith lit the blue touch paper under the Internet savvy UKIP members late last night, by midnight they were howling at the moon – 900 vitriolic comments under an article that didn’t appearContinue reading →
‘Two-tier’. ‘Post-code lottery’. ‘Deserving Poor’. It seems the media will never run out of nomenclatures for invoking the spirit of ‘someone, somewhere, is getting more than you’. Society no longer appears capable of debating anything without identifyingContinue reading →
Quite a lot, if it’s your good name that we’re talking about.
Not so much, I suspect, if it’s the name of someone you’ve never met, and are never likely to meet; some wealthy git,Continue reading →
My special friend Gildas the Monk has been feeling a bit down lately. So here is a special recipe which revives him when the cares and woes of the world seem to be getting on topContinue reading →
Near 20 years ago, Jesper Juul, a Danish psychologist, wrote a book which electrified the world of social workers, teachers, and child advocates. It was called ‘Your Competent Child‘ – half a million copiesContinue reading →