Category Archives: News

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Stamping your mark in history

I noticed a few days ago an announcement of a new set of commemorative stamps from the Royal Mail.  I’m not one to be obsessed over stamps but the theme of these ones caught my eye as they are all … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 76 – Why does the government care more about rich football clubs than destitute workers?

It might be just me but as half the country and all of the charlatans in Downing Street nimbly jump from ‘greed is good’ to ‘lets stop greedy football clubs because it might win votes’, but I really couldn’t care … Continue reading

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Sarah Everard and making the streets a more friendly place.

The last 2 weeks London has been shocked and looking over its shoulder due to the sad abduction and subsequent murder of 33 year old Sarah Everard as she walked home on the evening of the 3rd March through the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 74 – The day I was debated in the Houses of Parliament

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 was Budget Day, the day of the year where the government sets out its spending plans for the year and announces investments, cutbacks and virtually any policy relating to money and taxes. As such many of … Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again!

Just a short post today as I had something else planned and it wasn’t another reference to a Britney Spears song. As you may remember, my new book £xcluded Voices was released on Monday and within hours it reached number … Continue reading

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Remembering Captain Tom and putting the boot into sycophants

 I just wanted to do a little post to say how sorry I am to hear of the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore who captured the hearts of much of the world in 2020 after he started out to … Continue reading

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The Chedworth Romain villa mosaic – Adding some light to the Dark Ages

Last week news was released on recent research that might change the way people think 6th century Britain following the discover by archaeologists of Britain’s first known 5th-Century mosaic at a Roman villa in Gloucestershire. Radiocarbon dating revealed a mosaic … Continue reading

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Rishi Sunak is a liar and a boring one at that.

It’s hard to believe but I am approaching my 10th month without any pay or government support during the Coronavirus epidemic.   The government of course continue to lie and the country largely doesn’t care at all even though I … Continue reading

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All About the SBS: The Special Boat Service

People all around the world have heard of the elite SAS and countless bad people are no longer around because of them.  The SAS though are the special forces for the Army; less well known is the SBS which are … Continue reading

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My second article for the Independent Newspaper

A few days ago my second article for the Independent newspaper was published and I thought some of you might like to read it. It is all about the travails of being a tour guide when there are no tourists! … Continue reading

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