Goliath vs Goliath.

One of those periodic David vs Goliath Internet arguments has gone viral. You know the type. An “ordinary” person is targeted by a “powerful” person, company or enterprise. They are bullied, ripped off or treated badly. The “ordinary” person writes about their side of the story on a blog. It … Continue reading

Table for One

Table for One Britizens (which is my new portmanteau for British citizens) will know all about Today – the quite frankly rather good radio news programme that airs every weekday morning on BBC Radio 4. It’s a perfect mix of John Humphreys shouting at politicians, John Humphreys shouting at foreigners … Continue reading

An Open Letter…

An open letter to everyone who has asked me to sign a petition registering my disagreement with Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time. Dear Friends, I appreciate and understand your stance.  I really do.  When I heard that Nick Griffin was going to be on Question Time, my knee jerked … Continue reading

Education, Education, Education…

I was in the last batch of students to enjoy a free education. Graduating in 1989 from my first degree, I received a full, means tested grant with my tuition fees included. What’s more, my parents got tax relief on any contribution they gave me under Deed of Covenant rules, I was able to sign on and claim income support during the long, summer holiday and had my rent paid through housing benefit. As the 90s crested the horizon, all that disappeared – almost overnight. Continue reading

Stephen Hawking Lives

“People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.” So said The Investor’s Business Daily as part of an anti health care tirade on July … Continue reading