Noson Guto Ffowc

Guy Fawkes Night (aka Bonfire Night) was a major event in the calendar up until comparatively recently. For kids like me, growing up in the rural Glamorgan/Gwent borderlands in the …

Keep it dirty

A tribute to Cornish comedian Jethro (1948-2021) Scene: STD clinic waiting room NURSE A: Howard Ramsbottom to Booth 8 please NURSE B: Wayne Kerr to Booth 4 please NURSE C: …

On Liz Truss quitting

With apologies to E.J.Thribb (age 17½) So, farewell thenMs Truss.You will go down in history. Having lasted just 45 days,You are the shortest serving UK Prime MinisterOf all time.You had …

Eddie Butler (1957-2022)

The death of public figures I didn’t know personally usually has no more effect on me than a brief pause to register age, nature of demise and purpose of life, …

An African far from home

I have never been able to understand why more people don’t keep houseplants. They purify and detoxify air, they oxygenate, they recycle carbon dioxide, they humidify, they eliminate odours and …

Independence march

We have never voted for them, they couldn’t run a whelk-stall, yet we let the ignorant, venal, corrupt, incompetent, absurd English Tories possess and run Wales. We are their oldest …

Next stop: the world

After losing 2-1 to Belgium in Brussels and 0-1 to Poland in Cardiff, Wales finished bottom of Nations League Group A4 and will be playing in the B Leagues when …

Anthem updated

♫ ♫ ♫ God save us from this king,He’s just embarrassingAnd so rightwing.Syntax laborious,Manner vainglorious,Cheater notorious,Dripping in bling. Flunkies and minions,Staggering trillionsToo vast to count.Hogwash and weasel wordsSubdue the servile …