Trichet is the turd in the punchbowl

I started writing about Jean-Claude Trichet very early on in my blogging days, but had been on his case long before even that. The following quote from a post I made on Ironies in June 2003 illustrates the point: I…

An Aid Superpower?

Pride comes before a fall as the old saying goes and certainly in this case the pride all seems to be one sided. Yes a foolish Andrew Mitchell MP Secretary of State for International Development and clearly someone with a…

Fearless Valkyrie Of Anti-Racism Sallies Forth…

So, the Yazzmonster spent some time at Hay-On-Wye: … listening to supreme intellectuals sharing their quirky insights, seeing young people passionately engaged, meeting thoughtful punters – it really did feel like one of the best weekends of my life. Sounds…

Common Purpose – more evidence

As if we needed any more evidence that Common Purpose is part of the many-headed hydra which is steadily working against the citizen and the nation, this below might help dispel any doubt. Why should you care? The vast majority…

Back to Basics

When I were a lad life was a bit more simpler, particularly when it came to education. You learned to read and write, do maths and basic sums in your head and as you moved on in the system picked…

Dissociative MPs whine for sympathy

As a student I experienced the world of hard graft. It was bearable only because it was temporary, students paid no income tax in those days for some reason, and it earned me more cash than I had ever imagined.…