I don’t want to come over all Farage but what’s wrong with our own traditions? Over the last few days my inbox has been inundated with messages wishing me a happy thanksgiving. Why? It’s not celebrated here in the UK. We have our own turkeyfest and it’s not for another month.… Read the rest
Over the last few days the skies have been filled with the sounds of military helicopters flying overhead – a very unusual sound for Reading.
I just happened to be outside today when I spotted not one but seven coming across all together.… Read the rest
So there has been all sorts of Brouhaha in the media over last 24 hours regarding the discovery of horse meat in burgers and other products sold in UK supermarkets (this wouldn’t raise a murmor in France).
Let me state here and now that I am not and never will be a vegetarian, nor am I a great animal lover.… Read the rest
So Jessops has been announced as the latest firm on the UK high street to go into administration, following in the footsteps of the likes of Woolworths and Comet. This is a tragedy for the people that work in those businesses and for the high streets themselves that take on an abandoned look with gaps where many thriving businesses used to be.… Read the rest
Every Wednesday at midday in the Houses of Parliament, when sitting, is Prime Minister’s Questions. An opportunity for members of the house to ask questions of the PM. It is the only opportunity you will get to see a pantomime outside of the Christmas period!… Read the rest
So comedian Jimmy Carr has been in a spot of bother this week for putting his money in a scheme that allowed him to pay a rate of tax of only 1%. This was entirely legal.
Many have been up in arms that the rest of us have to pay considerably more than that on salaries that are considerably less (and shrinking).… Read the rest
Today I had an email from Mindy Wren (Hi Mindy!) which had the above picture. The immediate thing that struck me about the picture was how like a 1950’s woman she looked.… Read the rest