Kicking an idea around

This is an area in which I rarely venture and I’m well aware that there are those out there who are far more knowledgeable than I on the subject. A solution will need to be found so please lets avoid…

What to Do?

We’ve had both the Labour candidates and their Conservative counterparts canvassing this past few weeks in the lead up to the local council election. Which is itself interesting, as they have never bothered overmuch before. Our ward swung from Labour…

Drugs and the people

The “Righteous” have got their knickers in a twist again about a report that says illegal drug use remains a normal part of life for many people even as they settle down and approach their thirties Recreational drugs of any…

I Guess Everyone Has Their Limits…

…even on such things as freedom of speech and expression. Take the Royal Wedding, for instance. Unlike my esteemed blogging colleagues, all of whom I’ve agreed with in the past, and no doubt will do again, I’m quite happy to see the…

Let’s take stock

© Courtesy David Farrer, all rights reserved TWO-IN-ONE-POST, PART 1 Allow me to introduce someone who probably needs no introduction, being an old salt in the blogging game – that redoubtable Scot David Farrer.  Here’s his take on the Orphans.…

Democratically disadvantaged

I’m an English nationalist, oh not one of the jingoistic my country right or wrong types, just someone who believes that the best people to run England are the English, certainly not the British which is one of the reasons…

IQ

As an aside from al the serious political stuff; a light hearted look at intelligence. Or, more specifically, the intelligence quotient test. Are you aware of your IQ? Do you even care? The first time I took one of these…

Playing the game.

A long time ago, I tried to keep tropical fish. It was a disaster. All I ended up with was a tank full of guppies. The local water is so dreadful that everyone has a water filter fitted just to…

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…