Here’s how the conversation went.  As is the norm these days, the incident occurs – in this case a truck is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Berlin – and folk take to social media to observe and comment.  Like it, or not, that’s what happens. I popped out of the woodwork and […]


Yesterday, as I was driving through the Highlands, I listened on my radio to the BBC’s midday news programme The World At One (or ‘WATO’ as its known).  The programme was being presented by Martha Kearney.  By the end of the hour, in my head I had written the following letter to Mr Roger Bolton. […]


As one who served in Her Majesty’s armed forces for 20 years, today’s the day I and many others, with or without direct military experience, take some time to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country since the First World War. Some of my buddies in a requisitioned trawler in the South […]


If the BBC – or ‘Auntie Beeb’ as we in the UK refer to the institution, affectionately – was in mourning after the outcome of the European Union Referendum, she’ll be positively suicidal this morning.  Almost choking on his words, James Naughtie, the BBC’s special correspondent in Washington, has just announced – at 0735 hrs […]


Ah well, for us political anoraks, it’s going to be a long night. When it came to the EU Referendum, my head said Remain, my heart said Leave – and I voted Leave. When it comes to the US Presidential Election, my head says Clinton and something in me (it’s not my heart) says Trump. […]


An Open Letter to the Prime Minister Dear Mrs May Your Conservative Government, albeit with whatshisname at the helm, spent £9 million making the case for the UK to remain governed by the European Commission.  Indeed, your Government and the Conservative Party bet the farm on the British people toeing the line and voting in […]


Mr Douglas Carswell MP has had the following thoughts on the matter of MPs voting for Hilary Benn MP to chair the Brexit Select Committee. I feel sure that Mr Carswell won’t mind me re-posting his comments here but if he does, doubtless he’ll let me know. ‘MPs have voted for Remainer Hilary Benn to […]

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