Pavement Etiquette

Was wondering what the correct (if indeed there is one) etiquette is these days when using the pavement (sidewalk for certain readers), especially when walking with dogs. I ask because …

Beautiful Game (Not)

So the Beautiful Games (aka football) has kicked of its show piece event, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Now beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for …

Support Dignity in Dying

The current laws throughout the United Kingdom force dying individuals to suffer needlessly. Show your support if you believe that people should be able to determine the quality of their …

Man Utd Next Manager

Fergie may we have been a genius of a manager (he was certainly successful) but he has rapidly shown himself to be a disaster in the boardroom, and a huge …

UK is not European

I am interested as to how European the ‘typical Brit’ feels, because as far as I can tell the UK is remarkably un-European. Most months our ALStrays Pet Transport business …

Scottish Independence

Seriously does anybody care about Scottish Independence? I appreciate that for some (but let’s face it it is a small number and a minority in their own country) passionate Scots …

Order Your Coffee On The Go

I try and avoid buying coffee in the UK. It is expensive, weak, and you wait an age for it to be made. I don’t like having to pay for …

When Bloggers Become Publishers

Suspect this will be on interest to many a blogger. A proposed new model of media regulation for Australia says that bloggers who posts receive just 41 page impressions a …

Europeans for Fair Roaming Press Release

Yesterday evening, the EU lawmakers European Parliament and the Council of Ministers managed to broker a deal that will allow mobile phone, smart phone and tablet users to enjoy much …

EU Referendum in UK NOT required

Our assessment, explained in the Foreign Secretary’s statement, is that the treaty change to enable the establishment of the European Stability Mechanism does not require a referendum in the UK, …

EU Referendum Debate

Interesting final paragraph to an excellent article in The Tribune Our political leaders need to protect Britain’s overall interests. But they would do well to heed the growing strength of …

UK unemployment total reaches 17-year high

Really is hard to see how this ‘United Europe’ vision will work when patently individual countries would be better off concentrating on their own issues first. UK unemployment rose by …

MEP’s vote for £5.7bn Budget Rise

More fuel to the fire for the likes of the Vote UK out of EU campaigners with the headline this morning that Euro MPs confirmed yesterday they want an inflation-busting …

Ex-PM wants revised UK-EU relations

Couldn’t help but be impressed (yet again) with John Major at the weekend on the Andrew Marr show. Spoke a lot of sense, communicates really well, and has a presence …

Another treaty for Europe?

Following her weekend meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin German chancellor Angela Merkel repeated her belief that further proposals to strengthen the euro zone will require changes in the …

Vote UK out of EU Campaign Announcement

Interesting to see on Gaunty’s site that “there will be some massive news placed on the new EU Campaign site (www.voteukoutofeu.co.uk) at midnight tonight.” To make sure you get it …

Rebekah Brooks Resignation Statement

For those of you that are interested here is the full internal memo sent to News International staff by Rebekah Brooks as she announced here resignation: At News International we …

Spain Win ….. Again

So Spain, the current European and World champions at football have won the Under 21 Championship. In the meantime England failed to get through the group stages. I suppose that …

115,000 nabbed for in-car calling

More than 115,000 people in England and Wales got fixed penalties for being on the blower whilst driving in 2007, dropping off from the 2006 peak of almost 160,000. ShareTweetShare0 …

Websites ‘breaking consumer laws’

More than half of websites selling electronic goods were breaking European laws aimed at protecting consumers, according to an EU investigation. ShareTweetShare0 Shares