Stuff the Jubilee!

It’s been six years since I last vented about the English monarchy, so it’s high time for an update as the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne …

The F Word

The Tories routinely misapply, debase, distort and tarnish the word ‘freedom’ to the point that their definition of it is the polar opposite of the concept’s time-honoured, peer-reviewed, critically accepted …

Council elections

Elections in all 22 Welsh local authorities take place tomorrow and it goes without saying that the priority must be to send a loud and clear message to the shambolic, …

Rhif pum cant

With apologies to The Proclaimers When I started, well I didn’t plan ahead,I didn’t think I’d write 500 times at all.When I’m writing, yeah I give it all I’ve got,No …

Cardiff’s lost buildings 5

Guildford Crescent BathsGuildford CrescentThe 1846 Public Baths & Wash-Houses Act gave local authorities the power to raise money through rates to build much-needed public baths. But Cardiff’s councillors declined to …

Incredi-bale

After this, all superlatives are redundant. The match was so good only a range of meaningless noises will suffice; things like wow, eek, aargh, ooh, cor, woof, screamingabdabs, marymotherofgod and …

Frying tonight

The consequences of a one-megaton nuclear bomb* First, a dazzling white light suddenly appears. This is the light of the fireball, a light unlike any light seen before, a blinding …