Queen’s Jubilee Is It A Celebration Of Being ‘Owned’?

While walking to work the other morning, I overheard a snippet of conversation between a mother and her two young children. The children, aged about 7, were expressing their concern over being late for school and the mother replied by saying: “the teacher doesn’t own you; I own you”. At first, I smiled to myself […]

A Long Time Resting…..

It’s been almost two months since I’ve posted on here and I am ashamed of myself; I needed a break. I’ve also been testing new technologies to make my writing life easier but somehow I never got re-started. A lot has happened in the world in the time I have been away and if I […]

Is Vince Cable A Fool Or A Mischief Maker?

Is this the face of a fool or the face of a mischief maker? Business Secretary, Vince Cable, who has long been respected for his forthright views on the economy and his personal reservations about his party’s power sharing coalition with the Conservatives, has been caught in a ‘sting’ by two journalists from the Daily […]

Boris Johnson’s Ethnically Cleansed TV On The Radio!

London Mayor, Boris Johnson’s widely reported remarks, criticising the coalition government for their proposed draconian housing benefit reforms, appeared at first sight to be spontaneous. But, I wonder, if they were that spontaneous, why did he have a television crew filming what was supposed to be a regular radio interview with broadcaster Vanessa Feltz. It […]

Not Very Sweet To Sir Alan Sugar!

My favourite quote of today, was heard during a seminar at the Kent 2020 Vision business event in Maidstone this afternoon. During a seminar on being an entrepreneur, ex The Apprentice contestant, Paula Jones, described her stoney faced television ‘boss’ Sir Alan Sugar by saying: “He’s quite offensive but indescriminately so” I was not quite […]

The BBC And Its License For Abuse!

I am almost starting to feel sorry for the MPs who were exposed for making excessive use of their expenses. They have been vilified by the media (quite rightly) and the BBC have been particularly diligent in scrutinising and exposing every claim made. Today, though, it appears to be a case of ‘pots and kettles’. […]

Eruption And Disruption – It’s ‘Plane’ Crazy!

So who really is running the asylum? Six days after our planes were grounded, airports are still closed and an estimated 150,000 UK travellers are stranded abroad, unable to get home. The cause, as we all know by now, is an erupting volcano in Iceland. I am finding it really hard to comprehend that such […]

If Only All Election Candidates Were As Good….!

To borrow a catchphrase from the ‘old school’ entertainer, Max Bygraves: “I wanna tell you a story” (those under the age of 45 should click the link! LOL)On the day of the Liberal Democrats manifesto launch, I wrote a post about party leader, Nick Clegg and how I was impressed by what he had said […]

Clegg Has The Best Line Of The Night!

The best quote to come out of the live Leaders debate tonight, came from the man whom the immediate polls have declared as the winner of the night – Nick Clegg. Referring to his two fellow debaters, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, he said: “The more they attack each other the more they sound the […]

Cameron’s Hollow Conservatives!

David Cameron’s choice of venue for the launch of his party’s election manifesto, this morning, struck me as being a strange one, until I realised that Battersea Power Station has an immensely impressive facade but very little on the inside. Do you see the irony? Just like the Conservative party, it is struggling to convince […]