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We Need to Talk About Trump

We Need to Talk About Trump

It’s almost not worth me even writing about Trump (for that is the only name he needs, like Madonna, but I’m not sure they’ll be sitting down to dinner together anytime soon). Search Google for ‘Trump’ and it will take half a second to return […]

Berlin: Terrorism doesn’t discriminate – so why do we?

Berlin: Terrorism doesn’t discriminate – so why do we?

I found out about the Berlin truck incident from Katie Hopkins. In the age where a lot of us get our news from social media, hers was the first Tweet I saw that indicated something terrible was happening – again. And it wasn’t that I […]

The Rise of the Formidable Women

The Rise of the Formidable Women

It’s probably fair to say that the country is in a bit of a shambles at the moment. As I said in my previous post about the farcical EU Referendum, people are desperate for change. We are sick of the bumbling idiocy, the arrogant posturing, […]

EU Referendum: A Farce of Epic Proportions

EU Referendum: A Farce of Epic Proportions

Until recently I wouldn’t have considered myself a ‘political’ person. Aside from moaning every time Jeremy Hunt or Nicky Morgan did something to throw an enormous spanner into either my work or home life, I just kind of got on with it; reluctantly accepting that […]

Jo Cox: a tragic role model for us all

Jo Cox: a tragic role model for us all

Yesterday lunchtime I wrote a short post for The Lifestyle Log, which I collaborate on with three of my very best blogging friends. Slowly worn down by the seemingly relentless tide of grim news in recent months, with the last week alone being bad enough, […]

The Season of Goodwill

The Season of Goodwill

I started writing my local newspaper column a year ago last week, and the topic of that first one was easy to choose – Black Friday. Last year the day was a veritable free-for-all, as people lost their minds to grab a bargain they didn’t […]

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

In my Chronicle newspaper column last week I wrote about the immediate aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, and how the world had united in support of the people affected, indeed of France as a whole. There has followed an uneasy period of disquiet as […]

A Little Respect

A Little Respect

I normally prefer to shy away from overtly discussing politics on the blog as it is too often such a hot potato it’s not worth rubbing people up the wrong way. However, I wrote this piece for my weekly column in the Chronicle (my local […]