Hello from Witney

  It is always as well to introduce oneself, besides being courteous, so: My name is David Phipps and I blog as witteringsfromwitney and appear on Twitter as @WitteringWitney. As the blog name intimates, I live in David Cameron’s parliamentary…

Writing is the first act of rebellion

As we see the launch of a new one, it is an oft-seen criticism of British political weblogs that they only ever complain. There is so much that is broken that needs to be fixed, and however good weblogs might…

And They’re Off!

Today we officially launch what started as a casual, off the cuff comment. Although we have indulged in some dithering along the way –  things have gone remarkably smoothly considering that all communication has been conducted via email and blog…

What’s in a Name?

For a project that has generated much initial enthusiasm – long may it continue – the naming of our new creation has been a little contentious. Is contentious the right word? James and I have dithered like a pair of…

Silent screams

I look on and watch silently Your every move noted Your every word memorised You don’t know I control you Yet I follow your every action Watching, waiting, silently brooding A pleasant front a harmless face You will come to…

Security and economics

Youtube – press Read More – Jim Rickards on the military implications of the economic situation. This came from a December, 2010 speech he gave at John Hopkins. Jim Rickards – Economics and National Security – Part 2 Jim Rickards…

What Shall I Vote On AV?

I’ve read all the bumf, listened to all the talk. I am by no means stupid as some of the Con’s wish to imply. So I have a pretty good grasp of the Pro’s and Con’s. And yet, and yet,…

Oh, Well

It’s been an interesting few days during which things have been rattling along and I have struggled to keep up. This is in part because I simply haven’t had the time to devote to this project that James had. Consequently,…

England

Tom reminds us it’s also Shakespeare’s Day. What Leg-iron said, with knobs on… underdogs bite upwards: Calling England.. Happy St. George’s Day. Don’t forget Shakespeare’s birthday too. If you can’t be proud of anything else, you can be proud England…

America’s credit wobbles

The fuss about S&P’s “AAA with negative outlook” for US credit is remarkable mainly for being so far behind the curve. The Beijing-based Dagong credit rating company gave America a significantly lower “AA” with negative outlook, back in July 2010…