We hope to have Spitfires in service by 1963

Everybody is trying to wriggle out of the Paris agreement while paying it lip service. Banning diesel cars by 2040i n the UK is like saying in 1940 we hope to have Spitfires in service by 1963. We need...

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No grapes picked that day

A friend of mine went grape picking to Spain recently and one day the temperature reached 47 degrees.  No grapes were picked that day.  What’s going to happen as temperatures get hotter and hotter and water scarcer and scarcer? ...

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You can eat honey but you can’t eat money

Have taken up beekeeping again which I last did fifty years ago (actually come to think of it it was 60 surely not). In those days there were no bee suits and we got stung all the time which...

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The ass led by the nose

Why are so many of the tabloids, some of them owned by foreign billionaires, so keen on Brexit?  It would be naïve to think that they care a button about unemployed poor people in Middlesborough.  They want to sell...

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The Church should sell the Vatican to Branson

The Catholic church could do itself a big favour by getting out of the Vatican.  St Peter’s was built on selling salvation -  when trade slackened the Church gave it a boost by selling remission of hell fire even...

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Setting Fire to Scarecrows

I first published this in 2013 but although an oldie it's a goodie Atheists like setting fire to religious scarecrows they have themselves constructed. Marooned forlornly in their fields, with odd bits of straw sticking out at absurd angles, and...

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The comic of Europe

The rest of Europe is killing itself with laughter.  We sign a deal for nuclear power that ties us all in to paying twice the current price for electricity when the cost of renewables is falling so fast the...

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How can we do it?

Bees fly by the light of the sun.  A bee discovering a source of nectar is able to work out the angle between where the nectar is, the sun and the hive.  She flies back to the hive and...

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Corbyn and the Bomb

Corbyn has done remarkably well in this election campaign.  He comes across as honest, determined, resilient, even charismatic.  But one issue he has not handled well.  When he is asked whether he would ever launch a nuclear weapon, even...

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Might confeve Corbyn

You have to admit that even if he doesn’t win Corbyn’s advance from minus ground zero at the beginning of the campaign to getting within poll touching distance of the Tories is a formidable political achievement.    Whereas Increasingly T.May...

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