Category Archives: Society

D’Angelo Cruisin’ – an unusually good cover of a classic

Very rarely does a remake surpass an already outstanding original, but this is one of those rare occasions; D’Angelo’s version of the Smokey Robinson classic, “Crusin’”. D’Angelo – Cruisin’ on MUZU.TV (You may have to tolerate a brief advert that … Continue reading

Get out of the car! An unusual car-jacking…

I’m told by a reliable source that this is true, in which case this story is very funny, but potentially one that supports the argument for better gun control in the USA!   All joking aside, it could have ended … Continue reading

Dr Who just gets better and better!

Already, it’s time for the Dr. Who mid-season finale and I just cannot wait – surely Saturday 4 June will see one of the most eagerly-anticipated episodes of a TV drama for many years: “A Good Man Goes to War”. … Continue reading

Has Twitter has done the right thing for Internet privacy?

I’m intrigued by the negative reaction that some have had to Twitter’s decision to release the personal information of a South Tyneside councillor who had attempted to tweet under a veil of digital anonymity. Twitter’s behaviour is entirely consistent with … Continue reading

President Obama vs. Osama Bin Laden

Now that the world has seen the death of Osama Bin Laden confirmed, it is obvious that President Obama will get a much needed boost for achieving what the two presidents before him failed to do. His decision to focus … Continue reading

Breaking News: Obama confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead

The alleged architect of the 9/11 atrocity, Osama Bin Laden, has been confirmed dead – killed days ago in a firefight with US-led forces. President Obama has confirmed it in a moving speech highlighting the attack on America nearly ten … Continue reading

Congratulations to Prince William & Princess Catherine on their wedding!

Wow! What a day! Never have I felt prouder to be British – or to be Londoner! Today’s events remind us why the Royal Family is so important to Britain and to the world; more than a million people lined … Continue reading

So excited by the Royal Wedding!

I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of tomorrow’s Royal Wedding! Prince William and Kate Middleton are a beautiful couple, and obviously very much in love. Kate has a certain air of strength about her that I think will stand her … Continue reading

Merlin Series 4 confirmed for 2011!

I’m delighted to hear that the BBC have confirmed that Merlin will be coming back for a fourth series – great news! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11618109 This is by far my favourite TV programme of recent times and I can’t wait for its … Continue reading

What are my politics? It’s simple…

During this last week, several people have asked me how I could possibly be a Conservative whilst having such a strong social conscience. The very question itself helps to highlight one of the great difficulties that party politics presents, with … Continue reading