Good Morning Britain on ITV rarely inspires me to smile. The sound of pompous Piers Morgan pontificate endlessly about the only topic which interests him, namely himself, spoils your morning and can cause grumpiness to infect your day.
Put this into your diary I am agreeing with Theresa May. She is absolutely right today to slap down the whining voices, including in her own cabinet, who are calling for another referendum.
In a timely intervention this week one of the Scottish National Party's longest-serving MPs, Angus MacNeil, sought to remind his parliamentary colleagues in both Westminster and Holyrood that the SNP stands for Scottish independence and is not the ‘Scottish Stop Brexit Party'.
The Serie A giants suffered a shock defeat in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday evening against Swiss underdogs Young Boys, but, nevertheless, progressed to the tournament’s knockout stages, top of their group, on 12 points.
What a year it has been in sport. In the summer in Russia, we enjoyed watching one of the most exciting football World Cups ever, with a number of memorable matches.
Why is Gary Lineker allowed to break all the BBC rules on impartiality with his lefty anti-Brexit tweets and rants? He should be told to shut up and only talk about football or lose his multi-million-pound contract.
Two long-range Russian bombers landed in Venezuela this week and the United States immediately flew into a fit of rage. Top diplomat Mike Pompeo had a virtual mental meltdown on Twitter, denouncing Russia and the South American country for daring to cooperate in holding a military exercise.
The great Edwardian comic writer H.H. Monro, aka ’Saki’, took quite a cynical view on politics and in particular the claim that having elected representatives deciding things in a national Parliament meant that a country was democratic.
I have been saying for months that the Brexit betrayal has been stitched up for months and that we were all witnessing an elaborate and well-rehearsed charade which would culminate in the UK never really leaving the EU. However, yesterday’s explosive events seem to have blown my theory out of the water, or have they?
Staggering from disarray to shambles, embarrassment to humiliation, cock-ups to climb-downs, Theresa May’s Government is in chaos. Defeated three times in Parliament on the one day then found guilty of treating Parliament with contempt. Her Government is making history for all the wrong reasons.
French people are standing up for their rights and speaking out for many others around the world who are sick at the injustice of capitalism. None more so than people of Western states who have had to endure decades of economic austerity while a tiny elite become ever more obscenely wealthy.
So, if the UK is the fifth largest economy in the world, can someone please explain why we have so many homeless on the streets.
We're only a few games away from the half-way point of the football season, so it seems a good time to check how our pre-season Sputnik Intelligent Punter's Guide predictions are working out and take stock of what has happened so far.
‘Union Busting Is Disgusting, Recognition Now’ was the chant outside the Glasgow HQ of the charity and social care provider Cornerstone in Glasgow’s Sydney Street today. It was a wretched afternoon with rain but the despicable actions of Cornerstone in the last week demanded action from trade union members regardless of the weather.
The nostalgia tv station Talking Pictures TV (Channel 81 Freeview if in UK and Ireland), has recently been showing repeats of the highly amusing 1981 sitcom Take a Letter Mr Jones, starring John Inman as a male secretary and Rula Lenska as his rather demanding boss.
Well there’s a surprise …Not! On the very morning that MPs are to discuss Theresa May’s EU betrayal and The Tories contempt of Parliament up pops The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General stating that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit.
I had a very interesting Friday night. It was spent in the company of between 40 and 50 Catholic Parishioners from the Cumbernauld area of West Central Scotland. Originally I was invited, via Facebook, to speak at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Charitable Men’s Breakfast Club. It was to be a morning meeting with a chat and breakfast.
While Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn seem to have spent most of yesterday sorting out the most pressing political and social problem facing the UK…. who should host the Brexit TV debate, Britain continues to descend into anarchy.
The snooker tour's slowest player (no, it's not me), has been criticised by World Snooker supremo Barry Hearn, who is out to rid the sport of what he sees as the scourge of slow play.
It would be politically criminal of me to write a column on this day and not dedicate it to one of Scotland’s finest sons. On November 30, 1923, the man daubed ‘the most dangerous man in Britain’ by the British secret intelligence services, but the ‘fighting dominie’ by the ordinary people, died of pneumonia aged only 44. His name was John MacLean.
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