They had a dream

Herman van Rompuy Berlin on 9th November 2010 “We have together to fight the danger of a new euro-scepticism. This is no longer the monopoly of a few countries. In every member state, there are people who believe their country can…

Jumping Ship

Ok, Every country has people leaving, and people coming. Not everyone is happy with his or her country regardless of where they are in the world; this is not something unique to England or the UK. But what is clear…

Harbingers Of Summer…

…no, not barn swallows arriving from Africa. The first unattended toddler drowning and BBQ/petrol lighting accident of the season. These happen as regularly as clockwork every year as soon as the weather starts to get warm – no matter how…

The Wisdom of Maturity

Here, I will continue a theme started earlier this month over at my own blog. What prompted me to comment was the chiming of Anne Milton’s thoughts with my own –  although I hadn’t articulated those thoughts –  and more recently,…

The Tesco Syndrome

Angus Dei writes: There are those who think that Tesco is the Bees jointy bits and others, like me, that think it is a giant rip off. Stephen Pollard, writing for the Torygraph, seems to think that giant multinational supermarkets…

No, really? We’re shocked. Shocked, we tell you.

Pondering The Affair of the Marred Reputation, I find myself mildly amused at the outraged clamour of the media about ‘all these appalling superinjunctions’ – and more than mildly curious about the position of some BBC top bananas. Everyone with…

Subsidising evil

Only in the weird and wonderful world of the human rights, multiculturalistic, diversity, white middle class male hating society that seems to have sprung up in the UK over the last decade or so could this sort of idiocy emerge.…

Just Say ‘No’

“The purpose of government is to secure and protect the God-given inalienable natural rights of the people. For their part, the people must obey the laws of their rulers. Thus, a sort of contract exists between the rulers and the…

Democracy? What Democracy?

As the AV referendum campaign grinds on producing "debates" that scale new heights of tedium, I reckon we are going to hear even more talk of democracy. The opposing campaigns will tell you that their preferred voting system is better…

Banks still under pressure?

The banks are supposed to get lending again, and simultaneously rebuild their cash reserves. But Bank of England statistics show that reserves are actually falling, instead. Figures for last month show that year-on-year, notes and coins in circulation increased by…

On Being An ‘Orphan’

Firstly thanks to James and Longrider for setting this all up, I was honoured to be asked, but now after seeing the list of companion authors and Luikkerland’s storming opening post, I’m now a little nervous. On The Name of…