Cycle ride – Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn

What: Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn When: Sunday 11 May 2014 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW This coming weekend is a rare one for me these days. That is, I shall be (a) in London, and (b) able and willing to lead a cycle ride for the Dog & Bell Crew. I […]

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An equalities mess at the heart of government

There will be many in the Fourth Estate who today rejoice at the removal from UK government of Maria Miller, whom prime minister David Cameron has finally seen fit to resign. However, in place of Miller as women’s minister we have Nicky Morgan, who is subservient to a man – Sajid ‘Fuck the Poor’ Javid […]

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Windy Miller running out of friends

What is it with culture secretary Maria Miller, whom I dub “Windy Miller” owing to her propensity for brain farts? She is fast running out of friends. Given Miller’s level of professional competence, it is difficult to understand why prime minister David Cameron and his cabinet are intent on quashing any further public discussion of […]

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No Archers for Scottish listeners following independence

In a threat set to break the will of the people of Scotland, and kill off all hopes of independence from England, UK culture secretary Maria Miller has said that an independent Scotland would lose the BBC, depriving its 5.3 million citizens of their favourite radio soap opera, The Archers. If that were not punishment […]

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Behold the Spectacle, 21st century style

It is not often that I quote the ever-groaning Grauniad pundit George Monbiot, but today I cannot help it, for yesterday he was in fine form. In a column which focuses on the rise of the plutocrats in contemporary democracy, and the nature of consumer freedom, Monbiot opines… “The question is not confined to politics. […]

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Fogwoft inspection of Greenwich Foot Tunnel refurbishment work

Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels members Mary Mills, Ian Blore, John Phillips and I were yesterday given a hard-hatted tour of the Greenwich foot tunnel refurbishment works. Our host Mike Neill explained clearly and in considerable detail the process currently underway, and spoke about structural engineering issues, tunnel wall tiles and the electronic […]

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Mr Hogwart groans no more

So it’s farewell then, Simon Hogwart, 67 13⁄24, journalist of this parish. On occasion you were very funny, and at other times tediously dull. But far less dull than the rest of us, it must be said. Now you have gone to your News Quiz in the sky, with the mad Danish biddy left to […]

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Why ‘radical’ Muslim clerics should feature in the media

I see that the BBC is once again getting it in the corporate neck for supplementing the welfare benefits of Islamofascist rentagob Anjem Choudary. The al-Muhajiroun leader featured on this morning’s Today programme, interviewed by presenter John Humphrys alongside the equally tedious but considerably less insane securocrat Alex Carlile. Choudary is an out-and-out nutter, and […]

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