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When the war is over

One of my favourite songs ever is When The War Is Over. It was written by one of England’s great songwriters, Alan Hull, and performed by his band Lindisfarne. Click here to see the video, look below for the lyrics: When...

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Do what you’re told

One thing we need to bear in mind about the Covid-19 pandemic is that we are not all behaving like twats. We are not all panic-buying toilet rolls (I can’t get anymore in my freezer anyway), we are not driving off to take...

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Benefit scroungers?

My thoughts are with benefit claimants. All of them. 39 years of experience working for the DWP under its various names and guises has taught me that the vast majority of people who claim benefits would rather not be. There are...

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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...