Jimmy Carr

Posted by on 21 June, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I rarely get political on this blog – it is just asking for trouble, but today I saw that our own Prime Minister has seen fit to criticise a single person and draw scorn upon him by criticising his tax strategy.  I saw this, and thought I needed to write something. Now, you may love […]

Supermarket price madness

Posted by on 28 November, 2010 at 11:19 pm

A lot is being said lately about supermarket prices. Mostly, it’s about the false claims on packaging to do with better value. Today was like most other Sundays for me – I go shopping. And like most shopping days I end up on Sainsburys where I go through the rows of shelves looking for items […]

PRSformusic Respond to Parliamentary Questions, PRS complaints, Keep Music Free

Posted by on 17 January, 2010 at 10:24 pm Well, it seems to me that PRSformusic have failed to answer the questions asked in a clear manner, evading the essence of the question. It also seems that they may have mislead people in the answers they gave. I’ll happily stand up and be counted here – they *DID NOT* send a letter to […]

Sainsbury’s Plastic Bags, Supermarket Sized Hypocrisy?

Posted by on 5 October, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Today I went to the local supermarket and did the usual rounds of the aisles, loading the trolley with packets of food all wrapped in excessive amounts of cardboard and plastic. Today I picked up less than I usually do, but even so it was more than would fit into one or two bags. On […]

Children’s weight problems

Posted by on 4 August, 2008 at 4:49 pm

So the government asked the care trusts to ask the schools to ask their parents if the children could be weighed. So the children whose parents said ‘Yes’ were weighed, and the data collected and used to inform the nation about the state of obesity in young children. Glory be. However, a *significant* number […]