One minute I had so many plates spinning in the air I didn’t know which way to turn and began to doubt my ability to keep them all airborne – and the next? Why, if they didn’t allContinue reading →
Behind every great lawyer there is a woman – lugging an immense pile of court papers.
Those papers are known as the ‘court bundle’ – and since april of this year, there have been strenuous effortsContinue reading →
Back in September 2013, Chris Grayling was spawning Cod at a rate of knots. He would protect young girls from sexual abuse whilst in his care by incarcerating them in ‘secure colleges’ along with hundreds of 17 yearContinue reading →
I have often pondered why the cliché is ‘descending into madness’ – given the number of people who end up firmly believing that they are the son of the Man upstairs, and spend the rest of their life withContinue reading →
Colonel Richard Kemp set the ladies aflutter by suggesting that they didn’t have the ‘natural killer instinct’ of men and thus shouldn’t be allowed to serve on the front line in direct combat roles.
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Alastair Campbell re-writes Cameron’s valedictory speech after the ‘To lose one may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like Recklessness’ by-election.
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How long does it take you to open the fridge, scrape up some ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter’ and apply it to two pieces of bread? A minute? Less than a minute? You’ve still got time toContinue reading →
I was in Amiens recently. Just a few days before the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
I thought I knew a fair bitContinue reading →
There’s possibly a whole generation out there now who think Politically Correct Policing all started in Britain in about 1999 when the McPherson Report was published. Well, I’ve got news for those punks. Politically correctContinue reading →
The month of April 1970, if remembered at all, is remembered for two landmark moments in modern cultural history that made front pages around the globe – the drama of Apollo 13’s aborted moon mission and theContinue reading →
A couple of weeks ago I took myself off to the cinema to see “The Equalizer”. It is an old-fashioned morality tale, very loosely based on the TV series which made Edward Woodward a very richContinue reading →
Those bereft of a vested interest would probably agree war is a pretty offensive thing. Edwin Starr certainly did. We’ve been bombarded with the centenary of the First World War’s outbreak this year and the general toneContinue reading →
Paging the textbook:
“1914 … 1917 … 1919 …
How did they live? The poor devils!”
Children of a new age will read of battles,
Will learn the names of orators andContinue reading →
Good Morning all – and apologies for the lack of posts recently. Ms Raccoon has had a few problems of her own to sort out, leaving little enough time to put the world to rights…
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- Just 22 out of 58 payout claims against Jimmy Savile have been accepted amid warnings that his estate may be swallowed up by legal fees… leaving nothing for genuine victims
- 58 damages claims have been considered
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It used to be that we said ‘What happens in the US this week, will follow in the UK next week’ – but recently we have been following in the footsteps, closely in the footsteps, of Australia. TheContinue reading →
I think I’ll toss a new name into the hat full of suggestions for a person deemed suitable to drink from the poisoned chalice that is to be set in front of the ‘Chair’ of the Independent Inquiry intoContinue reading →
Almost three months ago, a piece of mine appeared on here titled ‘My Aim is True’; it told the story of my relationship with a kindred spirit called Alison andContinue reading →
- Former cancer patient who said Savile saved her life now wants £60,000 for ‘sex abuse’ in latest questionable claim against his estate
- Claim one of many being laid against Savile’s estate found to be questionable
- Woman was a
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