My little troll who pops up from time to time to ask whether ‘I am dead yet’ has reminded me that I still have aContinue reading →
This is a public service announcement for the benefit of those of a certain age, like myself, who are watching the younger generation take over the helm of our crumbling world, and who wonder whether they really haveContinue reading →
So, contributions welcome from you over the next fewContinue 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 →
‘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 →
Abu Omar ibn Mahmoud ibn Othman al-Filistini used to live in a dusty fly blown house in downtown Amman. He shared the house with his wife, three children, his elderly parents, and 18 other individuals all related byContinue reading →
Ohrwürmer, that’s Tom Watson’s problem. Ohrwürmer.
There he was at Glastonbury, not a mirror in sight, snapping his fingers and striking the ‘attitude’, quite convinced that he was still an idealistic 18-year-old. The charismatic rhetorical odes toContinue reading →
Over the past four days days, Mr G has driven me around 3,000 kilometres (roughly 2,000 miles for the metrically challenged). One of his mad dashes to see something of interest to him! Enough said.
WeContinue reading →
Today, an exhibition opens in London of an event, a life changing event, that transformed lives far more effectively than anything the Nu-Labour activists could dream of. It was a genuine revolution, a relatively bloodless one.
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It is fatal for me to read the comments on this blog late at night – they are always superb and well thought out, so much effort goes into them; we shall ignore the churlish few. EveryContinue reading →
I went to sleep thinking about Wally, I woke in the night thinking of Wally, and he was back in residence in my mind at the crack of dawn. I have no idea why.
Wally isn’tContinue reading →
I needed to open a can of treacle today. Mr G was off in the middle distance, roaring up and down the field on his tractor; the man who cut the hay had had a wobble midContinue reading →
LETTER FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT.HON. DAVID CAMERON, TO THE NATION
Dear Swivel eyed loons, closet racists, fruitcakes, bigots, homophobes, NIMBYs, BANANAs, NUMBPYDs and other taxpayers,
As you all realise, my carefully selected metrosexual inner circle and I areContinue reading →
We need to ‘gird our loins’ and go to battle folks, I need your assistance on this one! Please retweet this post to anyone you think might pay attention, and kick into action those who you thinkContinue reading →
UKIP has acted as the Provisional Wing of the Pub Bore Society for some years. Seated on the far stool of political life, they have droned on endlessly about the failings of the big three parties. ‘They’reContinue reading →
I shall probably get myself into dangerous waters here, but that has never bothered me in the past, so I shan’t let it bother me today.
Bitcoins, the beloved alternative currency of the Libertarian movement as espoused by those who areContinue reading →
You don’t remember that headline, No? Probably because it was never written.
There are around 33,000 British Pensioners in France, where the Euro has been devalued against the pound sterling by a third over the past six orContinue reading →
Remember when the Guardian first started making allegations that the News of the World had hacked Millie Dowler’s phone and deleted messages? Remember how it soon became ’murdered Millie’s’ phone, just in case we had missed the point that this was a heartlessContinue reading →
A while ago, someone drew my attention to a Tweet from @fleetstreetfox regarding Lord Rennard. I was quite shocked at the time, for Susan Boniface has said that the reason she took up the ‘anonymous identity ‘ of fleetstreetfox wasContinue reading →
When I was a lad, the “interweb” did not, of course, exist. Now, huge amounts of information are accessible at the click of a mouse. This allows your humble scribe to indulge his interest in history, human andContinue reading →
International Women’s Day is with us again, our annual chance to shriek how unfair life is…we do soldier
manfully womanfully on the other 364 days of the year with narry a word of complaint. Today is our day, so let rip ladies.
Whoever named the Police trawling operation in the wake of the Savile allegations ’Operation Yewtree’ had a sense of humour. The Yewtree is famous for its slow growth and longevity, and its raucously attractive fruit which appeals to little birdies – but containsContinue reading →
I was nearly tempted out of my sick bed by a chance reading of a Guardian piece which claimed to have uncovered 43,00 – that’s forty three thousand in case you glossed over the figures – cases of child abuse in a 21Continue reading →
Hollywood has long been a cost free publicity machine. Cost free in the sense that it sold its output and therefore required little or no financial input from those who wished to influence the minds of the general public.
WhereContinue reading →