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It’s complicated

Over the past eight months or so the salaries of UK radio and television presenters have been getting plenty of coverage in the media, largely because of the historical and continuing alleged unequal piles of dosh that have been doled out to men and women. Two main accusations have been made:- [...]

February 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

You pays your money and you takes your choice

I reckon I’m in tune with about 70% of the population in the sense that firstly, – although I have never revealed to anyone which way I voted in the EU Referendum – I take the view “what’s done is done” and now we must all just get on with it … whatever [...]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes on an unsteady course

Call me a misogynistic old git if you wish, but am I the only one who finds the current media obsession with the vexed ‘issue’ of male sexism and attitudes to women bordering upon over the top? Here’s the text of the latest initiative designed to assist female victims of rape as reported by [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Politics – the art of fiddling whilst Rome burns

A slight departure for your author this morning as I veer off-piste in order to address the thorny issues of Defence and Politics which – in normal circumstances – I would normally leave to those more intelligent or indeed interested in them than myself. In doing so I am making neither a bid [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

Life is unfair. You get born – wake up – and find that either you’re the third son of a Duke of the realm and discover that everything is presented to you on a plate and you’re never going to have earn a living … or you’re the fourth son of a couple living on state benefits in a sink [...]

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Exterminate! Exterminate!

Yesterday – partly by happen-chance, partly by design – I watched the beginning of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 from 9.00am. I then deliberately turned to a different channel, any channel (it doesn’t matter which one it was then, or now) at roughly 9.35am, about two minutes into [...]

January 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wonders will never cease

In these modern 2st Century days, in which someone like Donald Trump can not only become a candidate for the post of US President but actually gets himself elected, I guess there should be nothing that surprises anyone. Given my long-held cynicism towards those who are attracted to and/or inhabit [...]

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Roll on January 2nd!

There – still a few days to go before normal service is resumed but I think I’ve just about got through the festive period unscathed. There’s a point at which, when you live alone and – if you are left to your own devices – the whole of your existence becomes a matter of glorious routine [...]

December 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Up yours, you son of a gun! (geddit?)

[I’m rather proud of my headline today – for the slow off the mark, it’s a clever (I think) oblique reference to the rapid-firing Gatling gun – a forerunner of the machine gun – patented by US inventor Richard Gatling on 4th November 1862.] William Boyd as Hopalong [...]

December 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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