Category Archives: Morals

A friend died: a few thoughts.

I was worried because a friend who was going to play at a gig with my band didn’t answer the door when I called round to give him a lift. After a while of waiting I had to go and … Continue reading

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Playing the victim

It has been a day since the Islamic atrocity in Paris. Twenty four hours after twelve unarmed people were murdered in cold blood by jihadists. Ten of them had committed the “crime” of offending Islam while the other two were … Continue reading

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Myleene. A Klass act.

A few days ago Myleene Klass appeared on a TV show with Ed Miliband and ripped into him over a proposed new tax dubbed the Mansion Tax. This tax is a central idea in Labour’s plan to get back into … Continue reading

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Badgers and I

I like badgers. There are lots around the area where I live and I often see them. One has a route through my back garden and I’ve even tripped over one in the dark on my way back from the … Continue reading

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The politics of behaviour

Once upon a time, not that long ago, politicians were concerned with the big issues. Things like capitalism versus communism, defence of the realm, founding a welfare state, nationalisation versus privatisation, nuclear weapons and other important things. Now, we know … Continue reading

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In defence of the BBC

The BBC is under fire once again. Newsnight, a current affairs programme, have dropped a clanger over a child abuse scandal by using an unreliable witness to falsely identify Lord McAlpine as a perpetrator. Clearly an error and a failing; … Continue reading

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Nanny state and PR

I read today that the Goverment is going to spend ¬£285M next year to tell us what to do and/or how much we should love their policies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19489251e I think this is an abuse of public money. Why should any … Continue reading

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CRB checks: Won’t someone please think of the adults?

I’ve just undergone my second CRB check in a year. Something I never thought I would have to do as I have great reservations about the ethos, the efficiency and accuracy of the process. To start with, the assumption behind … Continue reading

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Doing the decent thing…then and now.

I was prompted to write this blog by two things. Firstly, I came across “If” by Rudyard Kipling so I re-read it and it got me thinking about decent behaviour and how society has changed since Kipling wrote the poem. … Continue reading

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Diane Abbott should be sacked

No doubt most people have read of the recent Twitter storm ignited by Ms Abbott’s comment about “Divide and Rule”. If not, you can see it by following this¬†link. She has issued an apology for any offence she might have … Continue reading

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