Monthly Archives: November 2013

Empathy, imagination and weakness

It’s so easy to laugh It’s so easy to hate, It takes guts to be gentle and kind…. I never thought I’d quote Morrissey here, but he’s right, isn’t he? When someone cuts you up on the motorway, or is noisier than you think they should be, or behaves in some way that inconveniences or […]

Stupid Stats

  A quick one this morning. The BBC is running a story about a campaign by road safety charity Brake to ban┬áthe use of hands-free mobiles on the road. They’ve a few studies and numbers to back up their campaign, and I’m not going to go into the rights and wrongs of it because in […]

Choice. Respect. Wibble.

This morning, the new London Gateway “super-port” opened for business. Lots of big ships will come and unload their fridges and cars and 50″ plasma TVs and rare and exotic potatoes, and because the population density is so high in the South-East of England, this will mean things arrive in the country that little bit […]

HS2? Don’t make me laugh.

You wouldn’t want to be running PR for HS2. Not these days. Every time you open your mouth to announce something good, it’s been spiked before you’ve got your first sentence out. So just last week, just as Government was sternly reminding Labour that the project needs cross-party support if it’s going to survive and […]