Roddis v Sheffield Hallam: Part 1

26 Apr

See also: Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 1 Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 2 Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 3 Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 4 Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 5 Roddis v Sheffield Hallam Part 6 Unless you’re … Read More »

Why Jeremy Hunt still has a job

25 Apr

Remember that spat last August between UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Professor Stephen Hawking? Stephen, sadly, is no longer with us but Jeremy, sadly, is. Thanks to Didi Cooper for the FB alert. I wrote last month, apropos the UK … Read More »

Sir Tony Robinson on Momentum

17 Jan

Celebrities are on my mind. My previous steel city scribbling was on Gwynneth Paltrow’s keen advocacy of novel uses for coffee, mugwort tea and jade eggs. The post before that concerned celebrities less stratospheric – Jones, Mason and Monbiot – … Read More »

Was Diana’s death an accident?

2 Sep

Some say the Devil’s signature achievement lies in convincing us he doesn’t exist. Substitute more secular terms – ruling class, say, or imperialism – and the wisdom of those words is far reaching. As is that of a further tweak: … Read More »

It was twenty years ago today ..

31 Aug

… on August 31, 1997, that “the people’s princess” was killed by a high speed collision in Paris’s Pont de l’Alma road tunnel. I don’t know whether or not MI5, in cahoots with Sûreté and DGSE, engineered that collision. Neither, I … Read More »

Jess Phillips on rape threats

28 Aug

This from the Independent yesterday: A Labour MP has called for increased support and training for women in public life after revealing she received 600 rape threats in a single day last year. Speaking to The Independent, Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham … Read More »