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Bankers Town is out, now

It’s been a while. I’m sorry. I’ve been busy. I thought about calling you, I really did, I even picked up the phone a couple of times, but each time other stuff came up, other things got in the way, you know how it is, right? But the other stuff is done, now. It’s here […]

Bankers Town

It’s all go, now. The date is set. Well, it’s almost set. Bankers Town (previously known as Without Due Care) will be launched in March 2014. There are a million things to do between then and now, but in the meantime, please like and share the Facebook page and ask anyone you know who can […]

Press Baron Bingo!

Let’s play – PRESS BARON BINGO! Every time you hear one of the lies below, simply cross out the box. When you’ve got the lot, just comment below! Extra marks for getting them all from the same source – Roger Alton from The Times is off to a cracking start! The press weren’t consulted The […]

By St Cuthbert’s Stricken Oak!

The only verified likeness of St Cuthbert of Liebster, currently on display in the Uffizi Gallery For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the world of blogging is awash with the notion of “paying it forward”. Doing good turns, passing on your good fortune, all good clean wholesome stuff. And that includes the […]

100

  Well that almost slipped by without my noticing it at all. My last post, The “S” Word, was my hundredth. Probably not the one I’d have chosen to mark such a significant event, but what the hell. It seems an appropriate time to sit back and reflect on what I have achieved, with my hundred […]

“If” (Daily Mail version)

If you can pick on Ed, when all around you Are at the Tory conference writing wittily on Dave, If the simplest of ideas, like “truth”, confound you, If nineteenth-century England is what you really crave, If you can lie and not be tired by lying, Or crashing some memorial, like the classy folk you […]

Lazy

No excuses. I haven’t posted for a week. And I’m not posting now, either, not really. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things but it’s been a little hectic. And it’s not like I’ve got anything to say about (for instance) Putin and Syria or the Lib Dems or dear old Michael Gove […]

Vincent Cablepots

The Grumpy Prat (with apologies to TS Eliot, and Jennyanydots, the original Gumbie Cat). I have a Grumpy Prat in mind, his name is Vincent Cablepots. His forehead’s always rather lined, through cutting through financial knots. All day he sits and writes and talks and passes time and chews the fat; He spouts and spouts […]

Oops

I’m on holiday. The Internet access is intermittent at best so I’m struggling to research, write, save and upload a proper blog. That’s rubbish, of course. I’m on holiday so I’m not blogging out of sheer, unadulterated laziness, and I’m sorry to disappoint my legions of undetectable readers, and even sorrier that I didn’t warn […]

Nick Clegg and satire – a disclaimer

What is a blogger? I write about all kinds of things on here. The main focus tends to be finance and domestic (UK) politics, but there have been plenty of other subjects, too: TV, sport, protests, even science. When I write a (prose) paragraph or nine about something in the world of politics or finance, […]