Month: March 2012

The Gates of Hell

When they proposed taking away Legal Aid from those who’d grown up with every right to expect it, they didn’t suggest that multinationals should also do without their platoons of legal departments and brains.  Of course not.  For this is…

When Dan made more sense than Ken

I don’t like Dan Hodges.  I don’t think anyone who brazenly professes to be a cuckoo can be good for any organisation or institution: there are other, far better, ways of declaring one’s position as a non-conformist. I like non-conformity…

How the West which was won was lost in a decade

This is a hacking and tracking century, I’m afraid.  We are losing our moral compass – and fast.  Two stories which draw my attention today and provide evidence for these unhappy assertions. First, these serious hacking allegations: Part of Rupert…

“The Apprentice 2” perhaps?

I’ve just received an email from 38 Degrees called “Dinner with David Cameron”.  For a bizarre moment, I thought it was an invite to yours truly, an old almost-Witney boy himself, to cuddle up to the flavour of the political…