You really have to ask yourself if there is something to the continuing complaints of Mohamed al Fayed (the owner of Harrod’s) that the ‘powers-that-be’ (including Secret Service, the Royal Family, and the police) in the UK are conducting a conspiracy intended to ruin him… in other words… people are out to get him… and have … More Mohamed al Fayed – a real reason for complaint?
One of the reasons I’ve not been very active in here for the last couple of days is that apart from Xmas coming and having the kids home, I’ve been getting on with creating a new forum site aimed at supporting ‘carers’, i.e. those largely unsung heroes who spend their lives caring for a member … More Strictly Magic – yet another site!
Hot on the heels of the unprecedented arrest of a Damian Green, a Member of Parliament, and the police raid on his Parliamentary office comes news of the imminent arrival of ID’s for every person on UK soil and a threat of *arrest* if ID is *not* presented on demand by the police!! This move not … More For United Kingdom read 'Police State'.
Yes it’s that time again when an ancient pagan sacrificial ritual is again resurrected, morphed into a quasi-Christian ‘festival’… only to be morphed once more by children into an excuse to get free goodies!! Indeed… Halloween is once more upon us. As a ‘festival’ it means little in the UK outside the religious significance, as … More Hello… Ian?
So Carole Thatcher has written a book explaining her mother has slowly been developing dementia and has been forgetting the things she did whilst in power as PM of the UK. While that’s sad for her, it’s far worse for those us who remember more clearly what she did and the effect it had on … More Thatcher's Britain revisited.
The UK Cycling team has excelled this year with them winning most of the gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Got to be fair… this really is an outstanding result. 🙂 Breaking world records along the way just adds icing to the cake.
Seems the UK media have been whooping it up because their athletes have won more medals at the Olympics than the Australians. The Sun (see the link) have a headline reading “Brittania Rules the Games”! Basically a country with a population of 62 million is crowing because they are beating one with a population one … More They *cannot* be serious?
There have been some interesting and subtle changes to the way the law works in the UK. For example a recent decision has established that someone is ‘guilty by accusation’ even if it’s been proved those accusations are in fact false!! The case of John Pinnington who was falsely accused of sexually assaulting three of … More Guilty even if proved otherwise?
We’re all aware of just how violent life can be for members of the police force who put their lives on the line every day to protect us ordinary fold from the rough edges of society and those who would disrupt the fragile structure of civilisation. The responsibilities of the job require that they are … More Yobs in Uniform
Sad news today about the passing of the highly regarded yet still under rated artist Beryl Cook who died qietly last night aged 81. Beryl’s pictures had a quite unmistakeable style featuring ‘fat ladies’ and otherwise ’rounded’ characters which brought to life many a social gathering. She didn’t really do much painting before the age … More Vale Beryl Cook