UK car insurance is an increasing nightmare – particularly for the young driver?

In general, in modern day “rip-off Britain” consumers are increasingly getting fleeced by suppliers whose prices are escalating at many times the rate of inflation, aren’t they? That is not more so than in the case of car insurance, where in general in just a decade it has escalated-up almost one-hundred-and- twenty percent, indeed? Nowadays, […]

A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

Alcoholism – TO BE FEARED, DEALT WITH, OR SIMPLY ‘ASHAMED OF’?

There can be no doubt about it can there, as for some people alcohol is a life destroyer, isn’t it? Yes, but many of those though whose lives are wrecked are not actually the ones drinking the stuff at all, are they? Nop, but often they are the ones inside the bubble as being in […]

New health guidelines say alcohol drinking gives you cancers – time at least to bring in Prohibition in the United Kingdom?

 USA style There is a link between drinking any alcohol at all that brings with it the risk of cancer say researchers, so the UK’s Chief Medical Officer now advises drastic and tough reductions in consumption – logically she should though be proposing complete abstinence if there is no such thing as a safe level, […]

Morris-men and Morris-women – still going strong, eh?

   One of the quaintest things about long-established English life is having a pleasant summer’s drink in a quiet rural pub when a troop of Morris dancers turn up in their fine colourful garb with bell pads ajingling and clogs aclogging, isn’t it? One of the most endearing things though is their quaint music surely. […]

The Liberal Democrats – Leaderless and Pointless?

  Oh yes, the LibDems screwed-up their legacy big time five years ago, didn’t they? They fancied another go in government and against all their principles got into bed with the Tories, eh? They thought they could get something valuable out of it all, but acts of prostitution rarely deliver that, do they? The biggest […]

You have eaten cheese of course – but have you ever tasted it?

       Cheese making is an art, a historic and ancient craft no less. It is of course a way of using and preserving milk, concentrating & coagulating the protein, and giving it a relatively long life. The skill in cheesemaking involves creation of a product with fairly consistent specific taste, texture, smell, and looks. A […]

‘Rip-off Britain’ has been obvious and around 50 years – why is it still with us?

The British people have an unfortunate trait in that sometimes it takes them a long time to catch-on when they are being conned – we are too trusting you see. The population finally woke-up a bit in the 1990s and realised that they were widely, constantly and consistently being ripped-off with exorbitant charges on products, […]

‘hippy crack’ the new prefered drug of the young – an avoidable explosion?

The nightmare for any responsible parent is to discover that their teenager has moved into the drug scene. The signs were probably increasingly there though, as their amazing son or daughter became surly, moody, disrespectful, defiant, tired, uncaring, dress & appearance oblivious (or the opposite), and spent uncommunicative hours in their room. Activities, hobbies, pastimes, […]

Our military troops – thugs & born killers or not?

   Britain has a long and distinguished ‘fighting’ history – we are an island you see that has historically been regularly invaded and the defenders conquered by stronger forces, wouldn’t you say? In those days it was fight for yourself, your family, your possessions, your community, or die, wasn’t it? But that history has left […]