I can see this series getting ever longer – and I am sure you will be glad to add to it.
The last time I worked out the value of One Drone – the amount theContinue 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 →
When the Saxons first ventured up the stretch of water we know as the River Stour, the surrounding land was an unspoilt wilderness of fertile land and wild fowl.
The settlement that came to be knownContinue reading →
The Twitterati. The word has even made it into the Oxford dictionary. Because nobody ever wrote anything down until humans learnt to dance a jig on double jointed thumbpoint whilst having breakfast with a lover that theyContinue reading →
What arrant nonsense have the hacks that write our
Tabloids ‘Penny Dreadfuls’ come up with now? What balderdash-on-stilts is served today?
When the Sunday Pictorial was launched in 1915, Lord Rothermere said that the idea wasContinue reading →
It has been quite a good week for the Justin Welby, the 106th Archbishop of Canterbury. Quite unexpectedly and out of the blue, he launched his attack on so called “pay day loan” companies, such asContinue reading →
The most poignant news of the week for me was that of the retirement of James Alexander Gordon. Many Raccoonistas have something of an aversion to sport, but Gordon was a man who rose far above mere sport,Continue reading →
Today, the lord chief justice, Lord Judge, sitting with Justice Rafferty and Justice Macur, will decide whether the 15-month jail term that Stuart Hall received after pleading guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault,
on girls as young
O come ye, O come ye to Welby.com
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Tallymen;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ, Good Lord….the bloody world’s gone mad.
JesusContinue reading →