Current Affairs

Clarkson – The People’s Bully

Posted on March 12, 2015

If you were to meet Jeremy Clarkson in a pub and happened to challenge him on something like, let’s say for example, the Environment, his response would be to put his fingers in his ears and shout; “BLAH, BLAH…NOT LISTENING…NOT INTERESTED…GO AWAY YOU GUARDIAN READING, HOMOSEXUAL, VEGETARIAN, FOX LOVER!" His friends would guffaw at you as you shrunk in front of them and you would be left to wonder why you opened your mouth only to ...

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Employment Rights and the Abuse of Small Employers

Posted on February 5, 2015

Being someone with self-confessed socialist values, I have always supported employment rights of the worker against overzealous paymasters and there was without doubt, a time in the days of heavy industrial output, when workers required protection with regards to working conditions, pay and sickness in particular. However, times have changed and a good 50 per cent (perhaps more than that) of my peers have, because of major changes in the ...

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Oh God No…Not the End of Page 3?

Posted on January 21, 2015

Apparently, The Sun went down on page three girls yesterday (good pun there, chortle, chortle) as women exposed their breasts for the last time in the comic that is, ironically, printed by a company with a grandiose title (News International) and is owned by the perennially lovable Rupert Murdoch. I don't really know much about The Sun, as it was effectively banned in our house when I was a boy, so the nearest I got to anything erotic via the ...

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Don’t Let the Paris Atrocity Compromise Freedom

Posted on January 12, 2015

Whilst running  the bar at the cricket cricket centre last night, I got chatting to an Asian chap about the demise of Test Match cricket and the rise, particularly in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, of the one day and 20/20 forms of the game. Stay with me please, this isn't a cricket blog. He then informed me that he was originally from Islamabad in Pakistan, so, before the conversation about cricket could develop any further, a colleague ...

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AE Stoddart and Carol Vorderman

Posted on June 14, 2011

As I feared, Sunday was a complete an utter washout, wrecking the North Hants top of the table clash between Kingsclere and Oakley under 15's as well as the much anticipated and long awaited Sunday afternoon fixture between Broughton and Old Hurstonians. The rain commenced at 7.00am and never relented, resulting in the whole day resembling one of late October rather than early June, with the temperature peaking at a tragic twelve centigr...

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