Month: March 2015

Brenda and Dave

Even before Dave climbed into the prime-ministerial limo this morning and made his way across London to Schlöss Windsor to officially inform Brenda that Parliament had dissolved itself, the fun and games began. Actually, they began yesterday with one of…

A cornucopia of clangs

For those readers who don’t know, there is to be an election shortly in the UK. Of course, these happen on a regular basis so this hardly comes as a surprise, but this is the first time a Parliament has…

Book sales quadrupled!

Matters of the moment: It’s true–but don’t get too excited, we’re only talking a very small number of books here. JK Rowling can sleep easy in her number one position. After months of virtually no sales, you might remember that…

Computer–blue

So, my not so old and definitely not so faithful Toshiba laptop stopped playing DVDs a couple of nights ago. It had been playing up for a couple of weeks and had previously been marched down to PC World where—naturally—it…

How to –probably—lose an election

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later—and now it has. The (British) Labour party has developed a habit of ‘kebabing’ itself when it comes to elections. I well remember the 1992 election, when the Tories were going to…