If I ruled the world

With apologies to Leslie Bricusse and Cyril Ornadel (1924-2011) – and not forgetting Harry Secombe (1921-2001) ♫ ♫ ♫ If I ruled the world Fascist pigs from every lamppost would …

Pubocalypse 8

BUFFALO BAR Windsor Place In Cardiff’s dysfunctional, parasitic economy, predicated on personal debt, profligate unsustainability, Ponzi-scheme profiteering and fly-by-night transience, the last few defiant flickers of independent nonconformity are being …

Place your bets

WESTMINSTER Dirt: Soft  Turf: Turd 12.30 British Prime Minister Selling Stakes (Class Z) 100y crooked course (Tory HQ to Palace of Westminster) Winner: Basic salary – £150k pa, Perks – …

Brecon reckoning

Plaid Cymru’s decision not to field a candidate in the forthcoming Brecon & Radnor UK parliamentary by-election beggars belief. This will be the first time in nearly 70 years – …

A lose-lose situation

Following two losses in four days this month against Croatia (2-1) and Hungary (1-0), Ryan Giggs was spot on when he said that Wales “will have to win nearly every …

Cardiff’s lost buildings

Starting an occasional strand examining some of the most noteworthy Cardiff buildings that no longer exist. Central Fire Station Westgate Street Back in the 18th century Cardiff’s first fire service …

Apology

In a number of previous blog posts I might have implied that First Minister Mark Drakeford was just a typical principle-free Welsh Labour careerist, a spineless stooge of capitalism and …

Humans, we have a problem

The nightmare is becoming ever more horrifying. This month alone, the evidence of the insane environmental catastrophe mankind is inflicting upon our one and only planet has been coming thick …