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, […]

The ‘Civil Liberties’ of Terrorists – much more important than the ‘Lives’ of innocent British men, women, and children victims?

A further terrorist plot succeeded in London last Saturday night – no surprise there then as we all knew that the authorities aren’t actually in control of that aspect of our lives anymore, didn’t we? How did we know, then? Because they have told us so, and told us so, time and time again, haven’t […]

The aftermath of Manchester’s grief – needed words of wisdom and comfort?

   Twenty-one years ago, in Manchester, England, on Saturday 15 June 1996 in the very late morning, a bombing attack was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. They detonated a 1,500-kilogram truck bomb on Corporation Street in the centre of Manchester [the biggest ever bomb the IRA ever exploded on the British mainland, […]

A Terrorist attack in London – the naivety of the response?

Just two weeks ago, about this time on Wednesday afternoon, a lone-wolf deranged Muslim terrorist, no doubt inspired by others and terrorist propaganda, carried out an 82 second attack at the heart of British democracy in Westminster London. The atrocity started with him deliberately mowing down crowds of many dozens of pedestrians on the pavement […]

An essential expansion of London’s airport capacity flunked again – another Government screw-up?

It has become a surprise to some but not all, but the Conservative Government has again kicked the ball of London airport expansion back into the long grass, haven’t they? They commissioned an independent full report on what to do about the County’s economically necessity to have increased runway capacity serving London. It took three […]

We let young people drive on UK roads at 17 years old – an invitation to die early?

  To return to a previous topic, it is a sad fact of life that we will see many-many hundreds of our driving young people heading for the morgue in the next year. How do we know that? Because it happens EVERY year – year on year, doesn’t it? Perhaps it could be even someone […]

‘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, […]

Young drivers in Britain – well past time for discrimination?

   No apology here in this post for returning, after only four months, to the dreadful issue of kids being put in charge of (but not always in control of) a powerful killing machine – a motor car. At that time five teenagers had just been killed in a car crash in South Yorkshire. Last […]

Car hits Cyclist, Cyclist hits Car – who dies?

Without doubt the cycle has been the best transport system invention the World has ever seen, hasn’t it? Without doubt the car has been the worst transport system invention the World has ever seen, hasn’t it? The very worst thing done in the United Kingdom (and America) was to remove a hundred years ago the […]

Our British privatised railways – a dog’s dinner or the envy of the World?

    Last weekend, there was major chaos & disruption experienced by thousands of rail commuters at Kings Cross & Paddington, two of London’s biggest stations. This resulted from ‘overrunning engineering work’ undertaken by Network Rail over the Christmas break [NR run the infrastucture of rails and statione etc]. This is just another nail in the […]