Category Archives: UK

The poor are always with us

What do I think of the Tory majority in the UK? Pal Hariod Brawn asked me this so I thought I would give a somewhat superficial answer as that is all I can manage. I’m not surprised. Most people are … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, christianity, feminism, gender-specific language, life, politics, Religion, UK | 69 Comments

Sheer garbage

There is some utter tosh being written about the death of one woman. I can not believe it. I have bored readers on roughseas enough, so I will make Thatcher, Part 3 a Clouds post. And, what is interesting, is … Continue reading

Posted in death, feminism, musings, news, politics, UK | Tagged | 13 Comments

Do journalists have morals?

Apparently not. A blogging friend recently compared plumbers with politicians, journalists, sex-offenders and bankers in the scheme of detritus of life. Given that my partner does plumbing work as part of his multi-skilled toolbox and I’m a trained and qualified … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, journalism, life, musings, travel, UK, work, writing | Tagged | 24 Comments

You are what you eat

A short and pithy post. Honestly! Would you believe that from me? Horse meat in lasagna. I confess, I couldn’t resist writing about it. I see four issues here: 1) Hypocrisy. OK to eat cows, pigs, sheep, but not horses … Continue reading

Posted in animal rights, animals, food, health, life, news, thoughts, UK, vegan | Tagged | 33 Comments

Treating the symptoms – and not the cause

Or stupid legislation. Or nanny state personified. Call it what you will. Busily browsing the internet about Land Rovers, as you do when you have things you need to do, and don’t want to do, I chanced upon an interesting … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals – different cultures

It doesn’t matter where we live in the world, but our environment and culture invariably shape our views and behaviour. Unless we want to stand out from the norm for being ‘strange’ or ‘eccentric’ we tend to fit in with … Continue reading

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