October 5, 2018

Remarks are often made by some newspaper columnists regarding the level of intolerance displayed by students and in particular, the ‘no-platforming’ of an ever-increasing number of people who are yet well known for supporting the very things students protest against. N...

August 30, 2018

How many people in the UK today know of Magna Carta? Ask the question of more mature members of society and most will probably know what it is and many will be able to say why it was sealed and where. The when might be a little hazy now but that can be forgiven since t...

August 24, 2018

There have been, over recent months, several news reports concerning people’s behaviour while using public transport, particularly trains. Much of this has surrounded use of the mobile phone, with a number of passengers objecting to others using them in ‘quiet’ carriag...

August 21, 2018

Recent mainstream news media has reported that house prices have fallen significantly over the past few weeks, but whatever the fall, it isn’t enough. The cost of having somewhere to live in the UK went beyond parody some years ago and remains so today. The most basic...

August 15, 2018

In my book ‘Comments of a Common Man’ (both the first edition and the new second edition), I have been rather restrained in any criticism of Jeremy Corbyn, although less so on those behind him.

   Here’s an extract from the second edition:

'Jeremy Corbyn has been co...

August 13, 2018

Boris Johnson’s recent remarks in his newspaper column have – inevitably - led to a storm of protest and a flood of support. What is being ignored (conveniently) by those doing the protesting and laying charges of racism against Johnson is the fact that in his article,...

August 6, 2018

Much has been made recently of the low amount of tax paid by Amazon, Google, Facebook and other digitally-based companies that provide people with their everyday supplies and other activities. Also high on the agenda has been the responsibility of social media like Fac...

August 6, 2018

After recent furores over ‘wolf-whistling’ at women, two fine examples of what really does constitute something worth chasing the perpetrators over are two assaults on women by men. Only last week a twenty-year-old man was frogmarched to the local police station by his...

July 19, 2018

The question has been asked this very week, on the cusp of the annual great getaway for people in the UK, as the school holidays begin and many depart for a break somewhere, leaving those same streets, and their homes, unoccupied for one or two weeks. It is a time when...

July 18, 2018

This was originally posted on Facebook two days before the referendum on whether or not to remain in or leave the EU was held in June 2016. Rather remarkably, the comments I made are still valid now just over two years later, in July 2018.

The European Union (EU) is not...

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