Whose money is it?

Most places I’ve worked have has a problem at some stage with petty theft, be it taking the stationary to fiddling the expenses. In most cases unless it becomes blatant or you get caught red handed a blind eye is…

The Eton Wall Game Coalition

Politics is a pain in the arse; there is the right, left, centre, centre-right, centre-left, upper left, lower left, upper right, lower right, upper centre, lower centre, Uncle Tom Cobley and Joe public. The Eton dorm gang (otherwise known as…

The evil of PAF C23

Back in the bad old days of slavery in the United States, there was a thing called the ‘Underground railroad‘ which spirited escaped slaves over the border into the anti-slavery (Abolished in 1834) British run Province of Canada amongst other…

Compulsory voting – an argument against

I’ve just read Sackerson’s piece on why Britain needs AV and compulsory voting, and while I supported AV – the just rejected proposal was, I feel, superior both to FPTP and also to the full preferences variant used in most…

Common Sense on H&S

In the wake of the inquest into the London bombing, Sir Paul Stephenson has incurred the displeasure of the Police Federation. The gist of his remarks struck me as being sensible and pragmatic. He posed the question; should the health…

Let us embrace the paraphernalia of Europe Day

Such is the size of the elephant who arrived tippy-toed and now stands as still as it possibly can – sticking out from behind the grandfather clock in the UK’s otherwise spick and span, doily and tea-and-cake bedecked drawing room…

Splits and differences

Apart from the recent AV fiasco in which various Lib Dems are now noisily throwing their toys out of the pram because the “evil” Tories decided that throwing away a voting system that allowed them access to power every couple…

Reform and the benefits system

If you’re claiming disability benefits because you could only walk with crutches, then being filmed whilst skydiving probably isn’t a smart move. Express. A BENEFITS cheat who claimed she could only walk with crutches sky-dived from a plane at 12,000ft,…