Season of Goodwill? Hah!

Hi folks! You’d think we were winding down for Christmas, but despite the arrival of the Doctor Who-themed Christmas idents on BBC1, there are still twelve days, a series of dull, uncomfortable office parties and the traditional scrum in front of the cosmetics counter at Boots to go. The upshot of this is that the […]

Starkey Raving Bonkers

A belated hi, folks! Despite the headline, it goes without saying (which is, on reflection, why I didn’t say it in the headline) that the main story this week was the Budget. Still, whatever reservations we may have about the content, at least this one passes easily enough… Anyway. Mr. Eugenides proves once again that […]

Swearing, but not swearing allegiance

Hi folks! It’s amazing what gets people wound up these days. Lord Goldsmith suggests that there should be an Oath of Allegiance to the Queen in Schools, and foom! The whole blogosphere goes up. Michael Greenwell, BellgroveBelle, Malc, Louise, This is Alba, Ewan Watt, Ewan Aitken and Bill Cameron all line up to attack Lord […]

A ‘Lost in the Post’ Post

Hi folks! You’re stuck with me again for this Last Roundup Before Advent, and the Blogging Gods have given me a very fruitful harvest this week. This is primarily to do with the UK Government’s ability to lose discs with the details of 25,000,000 child benefit recipients. The story is so big that Bill Cameron […]

Godwin’s Law applies to the offline world as well

Hello there! Sorry I haven’t made the promised changes. I can’t get out of the annoying habit of being busy I’m afraid. Still, this week’s roundup is here as scheduled. Many will remember Jamie Stone’s comment during the election campaign, suggesting that nationalists were xenophobic. Labour MP Anne Moffat has gone a whole step further, […]