Current Affairs

Captain Tom and a Nation Told to Mourn!

Posted on February 4, 2021

One of the most curious things about the death of Captain Tom Moore, is the enforced grief that is put upon us. I didn’t know Tom, but I will go with the benefit of the doubt and assume he was a nice chap. His laps around the garden caught the public eye and a lot of money was raised. That’s good, that is. However, here are few of the things I heard regarding Tom Moore, yesterday. “He bonded a nation in our darkest period”. ...

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Tories: Pandemic Parasites

Posted on January 13, 2021

What some people (who would defend Boris Johnson if he pushed his turds through their letterbox) fail to see, is that this latest public sector pandemic scandal is more than just starving kids. If the country were bankrupt and could only afford to hand out five quid food packages, most people would accept it. It would be awful but if all our resources had gone directly into public services (not public services contractors) and the country ...

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Can the UK Learn From Trump’s Chaotic End?

Posted on January 8, 2021

Donald Trump’s conciliatory back down is not his doing. Someone, somewhere, has forced him to do this with a threat of something draconian put in front of him. Prison possibly, and anyone who isn’t as mad as he is, would agree that is where he should be. Trump has overseen four years of utter chaos, creating hate, division, and a cult following, in what was already a dangerous world. His plan was that in defeat, he would go out in a blaze ...

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Footballers and Covid-19

Posted on January 6, 2021

If the ageing process, Brexit and Covid have taught me one thing, it’s that making impulsive assumptions can result in public shaming and not learning about the devil in the detail. It also allows people like Toby Young, Julia Hartley Brewer and Laurence Fox to make money for being the voices of lunatic reason. So, with that in mind, I decided to not pay much attention to the outrage directed at footballers who had broken Covid-19 ...

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Can 2021 Bring New Hope?

Posted on December 28, 2020

To say Christmas has been the most wonderful time of year would be a gross overstatement. Socially mixing and shopping in bustling towns followed by a pint or two in the pubs of Winchester and Salisbury was something I really missed. On the couple of occasions I did utilise tier 2, it was a case of making the best of things rather than feeling a sense of festive joy. Out in Salisbury on the day before Christmas Eve, I did wonder how much ...

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