When The Headline’s A Lie…

A county council is set to ban thousands of employees from taking smoking breaks. Really..? E-cigarettes will also be prohibited from being used in all council buildings, land and vehicles during working hours by Nottinghamshire County Council when new rules…

Black Africa; and O.P.M.

There was a recent debate in Westminster Hall on how good it was to be giving large amounts of OPM (Other People’s Money) towards worthy causes in Africa; the worthy cause in this particular instance was the provision of clean…

Throwing off the PC yoke

This is about a brawl and PCism, right in the middle of a very public corporate dollar producing Saturday afternoon showcase, not about football per se – I wouldn’t lay the latter on the wary or unwary reader. All week it…

St George’s Day

On this day which may become more auspicious after June 23rd, two items have dropped into the mailbox – one from Better Off Out and one from the Freedom Association. Worth a look. Dear James [Today] is St George’s Day.…

Not really ‘Royalty’

We read and hear about, and watch all the tributes pouring in after the ‘death’ of yet another ‘superstar’ of the pop generation. I honestly will admit that, with my somewhat limited knowledge of; as well as interest in; the…

The weighty debate

My mate’s wife was fat. She knew she was fat, but, as most of us all do, just didn’t do anything which might change her girth and her health. Bad diet, lack of exercise, no self control when it came…

You Thought Telemarketers Were Bad…

…wait until the medical research community finds out you’re one of the Thirteen: There are 13 people in the world who might be able to provide life-saving treatments for some of the world’s most damaging diseases — but doctors can’t…