The New Danegeld

It seems the Danes are set to pay the new Danegeld. In a country known for butter and bacon, Denmark’s new tax is a body blow. Danes who go shopping today will pay an extra 25p on a pack of…

Auntie and the Bansturbators

While the title of this post might sound like an interesting rock group, the reality is rather more unpleasant. Today (Sunday) the BBC carries two health stories relating to what has become popularly known (well popularly known by organisations such…

NuPuritan Job Creation Scheme

Staff at some of Stoke-on-Trent’s largest companies could be offered alcohol advice sessions in the workplace as part of efforts to cut soaring numbers of problem drinkers. The plans will also see 20,000 handy guides distributed to people across the…

Gun myths – Part two

Following on from last weeks post, here is Graham Showells, Gun myths part two. Imposing harsh minimum sentences for gun possession is the best solution. No amount of legislation will stop criminals arming themselves with illegal weapons and using them to kill…

Moving the deckchairs around

Nothing strikes me more about the lack of sovereignty of our so called political representatives than their continued debates on matter of which they cannot control, nor can force the government to implement. Mail. A historic vote on growing demands…

Wall Street protests

The comments below on the Wall Street protests were red-arrowed, one badly and yet they were quite pertinent: A hundred dollars says that the vast majority of these people are Obama voters therefore liberal Democrats who did or would have…

Identity crisis

There is a story on the BBC about a chap who faked his own death in order to claim a large insurance payout. He has been jailed, and rightly so because he was trying to get hold of money that…

Should Just Pick One Excuse And Stick To It…

A Belvedere school has angered parents after banning students from bringing smart phones to school. Just smartphones. Normal mobiles are OK, it seems. Mums and dads say they are being forced to buy a cheaper alternative so their children have…

The government of the United Kingdom

A showdown with the EU may come sooner than we expect. The European Commission has today threatened to sue David Cameron’s government unless it starts letting EU citizens come here to claim benefits. – Fraser Nelson Mr Cameron, you must roar Britain’s…