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40 trips around the sun

There was a time when I loved Bristol Rovers almost as much as I loved my wife. Mind you, I think I loved Bristol City more than I loved my first wife, but that’s another story. Rovers made me happy, they made me sad, they...

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We’re all right, Jack

A group of MPs has concluded that everyone will need to give up their motor cars in 2050 in order for Britain to meet its climate change targets. I’ll certainly be giving up mine on the near certain grounds that I’ll...

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Giving it all away

Only death saved Princess Diana from a major escalation of the hatred that was spewing from the media in the summer of 1997. “The people’s princess,” as Tony Blair memorably described her, was one of the most...

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Letts be serious.

The BBC website today runs a story about ‘Jihadi Jack’. His real name is Jack Letts and he’s from Oxford. Aged 18, he dropped out of school, having already converted to islam, and decided to join the islamist...

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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...