Hummus be joking

Returning home after a week away in wild wet windy western Wales, I was so hungry I could have eaten a horse chestnut (if there were any left now that …

Criminal at large

WANTED FOR THE CRIMES OF: Gross misconduct in public office Misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds Corruption of the public realm Deliberate peddling of lies and misinformation Sustained attacks on …

Cardiff’s lost buildings 2

Convent of the Good Shepherd Tŷ Gwyn Road William Burges (1827-1881) is recognised today as one of the greatest architects of the 19th century, if not of all time. The …

It is what it isn’t

Thanks to a comical og by Azerbaijani Pavlo Pashayev and a levitating late leap by Gareth Bale to log his 32nd Welsh goal, Wales snaffled an essential 2-1 victory in …

Women of the streets

There are numerous streets bearing female names in Cardiff, particularly in the inner city. Have you ever wondered why? It isn’t the result of any feminist, egalitarian or emancipatory principles, …

The visitor

When I glanced out of the window to check the weather, something in the back garden caught my eye, something unfamiliar and unusual. I looked again and spotted an incongruous …

Free Cymru!

There is no rational argument against Welsh independence. There never was – not when 25% of the population were being slaughtered during the 350-year Wars of Independence against the murderous …

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 – …