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2026 Deaths in 4702 Days

I’m a keen follower of the Animal Aid website Race Horse Death Watch. It was set up in 2007 after the annual carnage at the Cheltenham Festival. Since then there have been 2026 horse deaths in 4702 days. It is a statistic...

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Dreams fade away

Probably, the most ill-judged decision of very many ill-judged decisions I ever made was to become self-employed, when I decided to make a real go at this writing malarkey. The best part of six years later and success continues...

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Not this morning, thanks

Apropos of nothing, I found myself today in the same room as someone who was watching a television show called This Morning, presented by the silver-haired friend of Gordon the Gopher (one for the kids, there), Philip Schofield...

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Ukip – the filthy dregs of society

I arrive home from an afternoon out to find two leaflets have been delivered on behalf of the UK Independence Party. Two hugely unwanted leaflets. Let us be clear about one thing: Ukip is filling the void left by the National...