They Really Do Think They Are Better Than Us

Anyone who has listened to the insane ranting of Paul Bartlett during his interview on TalkSport last Friday may well have found themselves concurrently amused and horrified by the incoherence, self-contradiction, logic failures and irrational foam-flecked hatred for those who…

Basic human nature

“For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction” it’s part of Newtons laws of motion, but it’s also an apt description of what happens when regulation forces up the price or makes something illegal in that the…

EU Referendum – let’s wait

Raedwald writes: Devil’s Kitchen and EU referendum are both spot-on about the poor sense in forcing a premature referendum on EU membership; we should work to resist this with all our collective might. Europe is amassing a press and PR…

How’s that belt tightening going for you, Sir Humphrey?

Bernard, dear boy, it’s simply dreadful. I’ve just found out that as Permanent Secretary for the Department of Administrative Affairs I’m to get a performance bonus of nearly £20,000. Twenty.. twenty thousand, Sir Humphrey? Yes! All the Permanent Secretaries –…

Physician, heal thyself

Yesterday (13th July) in the House of Commons there occurred an event for which all politicians should hang their heads in shame – and of which the Hansard report can be read here. It was an aberration of all that…

“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…”

Ooooh, that Mary Poppins! She’s cruising for a hefty fine! Leaflets are to be sent to every house in Portsmouth telling people not to feed pigeons and seagulls. Portsmouth City Council’s environment department has come up with the scheme as…

Random Thoughts on the NoW Scandal

I was idly chatting to a neighbour this morning and the inevitable phone hacking came up in the conversation. As I pointed out to her, the eavesdropping on voicemails was but one drop in a very dirty ocean of malevolent…