Who’s who

In preparation for the coming food riots I’ve been transforming my back garden. Out with the ornamental; in with the edible.  Anything humans can’t digest has been replaced by rows of raspberries, …

Another attack on a much-loved institution

The John Lewis department store, opened in Cardiff in 2009 to loud rejoicing from those paid to rejoice loudly, is the cornerstone of the city’s shop-till-you-drop economy.  The massively profitable London-based company* likes …

Save the Wales

The first thing to say about the 2011 Census results for Wales, released earlier this month, is that the very structure of the Census itself tells you as much about Wales’ …

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello

The invasion of Iraq by the US and the UK in 2003 was in breach of the United Nations Charter and international law.  More than that, as the Nuremburg Tribunal of …

Election fever

I’ve voted in a by-election once before.  It was the 1986 Fulham by-election, held at the height of the Thatcher era, triggered by the sudden death of the then mainly …

Our own Olympic ogre

David Hughes-Lewis, spokesman for the ‘Cardiff Retail Partnership’, has obligingly saved me the bother of rattling off an Olympics blog.  I’d had a few emails urging me to unleash my …

Wales v France

There is a rare chance at the moment to get a clear picture of Wales’ true position within the UK now that we are through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals, …

Guardian in bigotry shock!

Considering Wales is England’s closest neighbour and first colony, and that the two countries have been intimately entwined for over a millennium, there are surprisingly few references to Wales in …

Yes!

It’s the afternoon after the morning after the night after the night after the day before. My headache is abating, the empties have been taken to the recycling depot, and I’ve regained …