The continuing relevance of Social Class.

The continuing relevance of Social Class.

Having read yet another piece by Graham Scambler, (2019) the relevance of social class for understanding contemporary society is, in my view, reinforced. Graham very helpfully set out his set of premises with which I have long agreed with, forming as they do the basis...
Norfolk has ditches?

Norfolk has ditches?

28th October 2019 Dear Norfolk County Council, May I say I very much admire your fair county, notwithstanding hosting the Monarchy at Sandringham, your countryside provides some of the best views in the country.  I’ve always loved the broads and the fenland…yes the...
A Number 10 spanking?

A Number 10 spanking?

27th October 2019 Dear Jeremy,  As the leader of Her Majesty’ opposition, or in this case ‘principis plebs’, as my old housemaster used to shout pointing to the head boy in the tuck shop queue. Why he was in the queue himself was never established as he had the full...
A letter from Number 10

A letter from Number 10

26th October 2019 Dear Mr Jones,  May I call you Eddie? The Edster? The Slayer of Kiwi? ‘Sir’ Eddie (only joking..or am I?). Many many congratulations on today’s super win against the Mighty All Blacks, ‘et in gloria, nobis vincimus’, as my old housemaster used to say...

No Country for this Old Man

I sometimes wonder if I’m living in the right country. I wake up, and it seems that as soon as I connect to the ‘world’ via any media – be that radio, TV, or even Twitter and Facebook – I am confronted by some pretty uncomfortable and...