Category Archives: Occupy London

The still small voice ..and Trenton Oldfield


The British nation took a dislike to Trenton Oldfield earlier in the year, we don’t take kindly to Australian nutters messing with our institutions, especially the public school  kind who claim to speak for our disenfranchised . I blogged about him when he … Continue reading

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People with long eyes


“People with long eyes” This is what some native Americans called the scientists setting up a telescope in the mid-west desert; the phrase gave Lucy Winkett’s sermon at the St Paul’s Schools John Colet Day its theme. I sat and listened with long ears … Continue reading

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It’s not just about medal tables!


I’ve been rude about the Olympic Park before now, earlier in the year I took the family to a warm up event which turned out to be an exercise in lock down, it rained, we saw little and we got cold. … Continue reading

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40,000 Londoners get cold at the Olympic Stadium


The “London Prepares” events climaxed last night at the opening of the Olympic Stadium in Siberian Stratford last night. We came, we saw and we left early – underwhelmed by the experience. Which is a little  unfair on an event that … Continue reading

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Blogging all over the world (cheer up!)


The thing about Rocking All Over the World is its dumb enthusiasm. And I like it , and I like it and I like it and  like – here we go -rocking all over the world. Dumb enthusiasm isn’t easy. Most people can’t do it but … Continue reading

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He’s not a politician – he’s just a very naughty boy


Clarkson is not a politician, he is an obnoxious controversialist trying to be a comedian Continue reading

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Fair pensions at work.


How bosses decide to be paid is not just up to them. The shareholders, those lending money to the company and – not least – the rest of the workforce have a keen interest in making sure the company’s profits … Continue reading

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Occupiers- what’s your big idea?


Stands genius a deathless adornment,
a name not to be worn out with the years. Continue reading

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Can no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?


The running gag is that the Church of England’s the Tory Party at prayer and if there’d been a Tory party in 1170 I reckon they’d regard Giles Fraser and Thomas Beckett as peas from the same pod. My Sunday … Continue reading

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