Author: Churchmouse

Apprenticeships — again!

Apprenticeships seem to appear in the news every couple of years — about the length of time it takes to complete one. The latest news, according to the Telegraph, is that: Burberry, Unilever and TNT are among 250 employers that…

Effigies right and wrong

On Bonfire Night 2008, the Battel Bonfire Boyes torched an effigy of Sarah Palin, only one of many political effigies set on fire every year at the site of the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex. Previous targets have included…

Hands off GMT!

Honestly, with all the economic and social problems going on in the UK, and now we’re debating time! Tory MP Tim Yeo laid out the ‘for’ argument in the Telegraph on October 28: This weekend the change in the clocks…

Meet Mme Carlos the Jackal

Who would marry a terrorist? A leftist French lawyer, apparently. Isabelle Coutant-Peyre married Ilich Ramírez Sánchez — aka ‘Carlos’ — in 2001.  She has also served as his lawyer. On October 26, the Daily Mail reported: Carlos the Jackal’s health…