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What do we do about parking on pavements?

by Marrick on March 31, 2014

Playing devil’s advocate here. I was listening to the radio yesterday and I heard a proposal to stop people parking on pavements, because parked cars represent a hazard to disabled people, especially those with sight issues and those in wheelchairs. My first reaction was one of approval, but as I was driving down Lougher Road […]

Why the lightweight chump got upset with the Telegraph

by Marrick on October 22, 2012

Iain Martin wrote an opinion piece in the Telegraph today titled: Cameron is out of his depth The opening paragraph read: "The Tories problems lie with the man at the top, writes Iain Martin…" Less than an hour later, the headline changed to "Out of his depth?" and then, "Is Cameron out of his depth?" […]

The recession: it could have been worse says ONS

by Marrick on May 25, 2012

Yesterday’s revelation by the Office for National Statistics that Britain was indeed back in recession, confirmed the announcement made earlier this month that growth had stalled and gone into reverse, but added the sting in the tail that things are worse than previously thought. It might seem that the jump from two tenths of a […]

Why skinny people should STFU

by Marrick on March 4, 2010

I##Q##m not thin. In fact I##Q##m what some would call a BHB – big handsome bloke. That doesn##Q##t include me, because I don##Q##t like being big. My bigness is more to do with genetics than diet – I eat moderately and do a certain amount of exercise, including visting the gym twice a week. Still, […]

Neo-Corporatism: Early Signs

by Marrick on April 25, 2005

Digital Rights Management is more than just a software device to maintain the copyright of published material. It is a reflection of a new philosophy that will ultimately lead to a society in which consumers own nothing, where the nightmare of the dispossessed comes true and corporate bodies own everything. The logical extension of this […]