In the local paper this week there is an article by Francis Maude, complaining about the “burden” of health and safety.Â I think most sensible people know that having protection against serious injury or death at work is a good thing – although most employers will recognise that it can be expensive, which is why […]
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September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Can Dec anally match Ant? · Life
A question we have all pondered, but not dared to voice aloud… see the Guardian for an explanation of exactly why and how the Express ended up with such an eye-catching headline.Â It turns out there is a perfectly logical explanation – they cocked up!
July 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Coulson Caper · Politics
Whatever the rights and wrongs, and whatever really happened, I suspect the Tories will escape from all this.Â Unless… …it turns out that Joanna Lumley’s phone was tapped.Â In no time she would be button-holing the DPP and getting him to change his mind.
June 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Politics
For the last month or so I have had the feeling that the Daily Telegraph has been getting far too much attention and praise for a simple act of chequebook journalism.Â The way I saw it, their exclusives on MPs’ expenses were not the result of investigations but just from having been willing to fork […]
May 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Life
One phrase keeps turning up in all the coverage of the latest tranche of expense abuses – “Tory Grandee”.Â Â Why is it always “Tory Grandee”, “Union Baron” and “Oil Magnate”?
March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on OMG Hitler invades Poland · Life
If only this was true…Â I might have time to actually read the paper if all the stories were only 140 characters long. I suspect this statistic will outlive the story and by next month will be quoted as fact all over the world. Currently, 17.8% of all Twitter traffic in the United Kingdom consists […]
January 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Ulrika-ka-ka-ka · Life
I don’t watch Celebrity Big Brother, although it surely has the edge on the non-celebrity version by not going on for so many months, but I did see the news today that Ulrika won it.Â Â Â Yesterday I was enjoying a bacon sandwich in the cafe and saw Ulrika on the front page of a Daily […]
July 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Life
After our Charlie received a letter yesterday about personal data relating to him being stolen I was going to write about it, but the Guardian beat me to it.Â Not that they mentioned Chas of course, and unlike most recent stories of similar losses the story was tucked away on page 7.Â It was probably […]
June 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Happiness Tsar · Life
No its not Tom Watson, but a chap called Richard Layard.Â I must admit I had never heard of him and didn’t know that such a thing as a ‘happiness tsar’ even existed, but that’s not the point.Â There was a story about him in the G2 section of today’s Guardian, that led me down […]
June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Saving Money · Life
I have been looking through the supplements in the Observer and Guardian about how to save money.Â They read a bit like the Viz ‘Top Tips’ section in places, with tips on smuggling in your own sweets to the cinema and so on.Â I’m still waiting for the tip on how to save nearly Â£350 […]