Signs And Portents For 2012…

In a sign that does not bode well for next summer’s celebration of sporting excellence, the biggest test event so far for the 2012 Olympic Games was marred yesterday by angry confrontations between drivers and stewards. Oh, dear. What went…

Millipede on Free Speech

Those who have listened to David Starkey’s comments made last week on Newsnight will, doubtless, have formed their own opinions on the matter. For me, I observe that he spoke some uncomfortable truths. For those in the studio with him,…

Constitution (2)

A repeat of a series begun over at my place:   “Any society that entails the strengthening of the state apparatus by giving it unchecked control over the economy, and re-unites the polity and the economy, is an historical regression.…

Oh, I Hate To Be Proved Right….*

So, just a few days after I wrote this: A man is facing court after allegedly trying to organise a 1,000-person waterfight in Colchester town centre. Not that – not ‘holding’ one, ‘allegedly trying’ to hold one! A 20-year-old man…

A waste of words

The verbal diarrhoea from the politicians over the riots in England continues apace with the various leaders of the political parties engaged in a series of oneupmanship press conferences where they trot out various platitudes and attack their opponents usually…

Selective blindness at a minimum

When something has been allowed to sit, unchallenged and it is quite frankly wrong, it’s not in my nature to let it rest. In this case, there are quite a few aspects which were simply wrong and so they need…

S(t)ea(l) Fever

I must go down to the shops again, To the shops on Kensington High, And all I want is some Xboxes And a streetlight to loot ‘em by, And some iPhones and some ciggies And the owners’ fists shaking, And…

California Dreamin’ Madness

SE Smith on an incident that has apparently ‘made headlines around the world’ despite the fact that it is the first time I’ve heard of it, and I’m a bit of a news junkie… On 5 July, police officers in…

Hiding the obvious

We all got outraged at the troughing MP’s and the various lists of paraphernalia that they stole got with the expenses scheme, if ever we needed proof that we were being ripped off by a bunch of thieving liars well…