Day of Rage? But Rage At What?

Head over parapet time. There was a lot of comment after the appalling fire at Grenfell about not “politicising” the tragedy. It should not have been used as a vehicle to advance a political agenda – but of course it was, within hours – shamefully. The media is very keen, especially the sections devoted to … Continue reading

If It Looks Too Good To Be True …

So, this weekend we’ve lost another minister in the government. A man who is no doubt presently working hard today to keep his marriage together. What happened? Well, a man of moderate age, Brooks Newmark (crazy name, crazy damn fool) was sent texts and messages. These purported to come from Sophie, a young woman who … Continue reading

Crime and punishment revisited

I find it really sad to listen to the radio sometimes. Today I heard so much twaddle, I had to turn it off. Again. There are politicians who are honourable and quite bright, but they do appear to be few and far between. Some, like Ken Clarke, are pretty unambiguous in their opinions, and he … Continue reading