It’s Party Conference time again and the politicians and policy makers are sound-biting and persuading, flag-waving and chest-beating, egotistically eulogising and I’m afraid I just cannot take it seriously.Continue reading →
Now hear this! I am immortal! You are stuck with me for ever and ever! No matter how old, wrinkled and ’sufficiently decrepit’ I become, I will not die, my arthritic oldContinue reading →
One might think that a Keep Britain Tidy poster campaign designed to grab the attention of litter-louts throughout the land would be welcomed by Home County matrons and City high-fliersContinue reading →
Baroness Scotland, grinning happily.
The main stream media have encircled arms and are forming a long salivating line winding its way through Tongan cleaner Loloahi Tapui’s personal life, asContinue reading →
No, no, no! Not this plateful of NHS nutrition – which took several pages of comments before it was correctly identified as Mushroom Stroganoff – and then only by the poor unfortunate who was condemnedContinue reading →
Derek Simpson’s inopportune squawking last week to the Daily Mirror that Labour under Gordon Brown resembled the deceased Monty Python parrot was hastily resuscitated by Unite’s spin artistes to read ‘Unite’s joint generalContinue reading →
The ever more ridiculous Daily Mail is at it again this morning. I should stop reading it, but as a means to raise my testosterone levels and brace myself to engage inContinue reading →
The main stream media are quick to point out to anybody who is prepared to listen that they have superior fact checking facilities and professionalContinue reading →
The latest bout has envelopedContinue reading →
There is an element of coming-of-age about getting your first penknife; a mastery of yourContinue reading →
A fascinating interview today in The Independent with Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and a powerful vote, incidentally, inContinue reading →
Drugs are a bad thing, we have collectively agreed; thereforeContinue reading →
You might think that allegiance to the Queen, the Church of England, and pride in a British passport would all be on the list of ‘definitions of Britishness’, no particularly reason why they should beContinue reading →
* WORSENING OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
* SEVERE DEPRESSION CONTROLLED BY DANGEROUS DRUGS
* FAILING SIGHT IN ‘GOOD’ EYE
Last week a new semantic search engine was launched, an essential accoutrement for the on-line hypochondriac. It aggregates medical content from a number of different informative health sites.
Allegedly it understandContinue reading →
The publication of the list of members of the British Nationalist Party caused an uproar last year. Vociferous supporters clamoured to complain that their secret membership had been made public. At least one member complainedContinue reading →
Journalist Wendy Goldman Rohm described him as “a man who over the years has been reviled worldwide for his allegedContinue reading →
I once wrote a dissertation on ‘101 uses for a corpse’- to reach my alloted target I really had to scrape the barrel, dragging up the French law which allows a corpse toContinue reading →
In the beginning there was Old Anorak. And Anorak spake of Madeleine McCann and the multitude did answer him.
‘We want to talk about this, give us our daily McCann thread, and we willContinue reading →
Nothing exercises the Libertarian sense of impending moral outrage so much as those two little words ‘Free Speech’. It is said by some to be the very definition of Libertarianism.
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In the Neo-Facist State formerly known as Italy, the Justice Minister, Angelino Alfano, has proposed a law that is a direct threat to Internet freedom in Italy. Given theContinue reading →
Way back in February, there was a short piece in the Bury Times:
THE FUTURE of school holiday clubs and five youth centres in Bury is in doubt because ofContinue reading →