A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Independence or what? the best kept secret

Is it me or have IQ’s just dropped?  We have been talking about independence now – probably since 1707, actually perhaps as far back as 1295 when we entered the Auld Alliance with France.   1295 The Auld Alliance   Independence or What? To me, independence is about self determination, autonomy and self reliance.  Like so many in Scotland I…

Fool Fiscal Autonomy

I understand some senior Tory MPs have been lobbying Cameron to ‘settle’ the Scottish question giving us Full Fiscal Autonomy FFA and ‘hell mend the consequences’ about the £7.5 Billion black hole or deficit. Fighting talk indeed, were it not for the fact that any politician making reference to this ‘hole’ in the FFA clearly does not have a grasp…

Out with the New!

Sunday morning can start pretty slow – unless you find Peter Mandelson thrust in your face as we did this morning of 10 May on Andrew Marr.  I’m not sure whether this is the BBC being provocative or failing in their attempts to stoke up Labour sympathy. Either way, they ticked both boxes for me.   Could someone please remind…