The King’s Speech

I absolutely loved The King’s Speech, which has been nominated for a host of screen awards. It made me realise how fortunate we are today to have supportive public speaking organisations like Toastmasters, which I belong to in Cambridge. Although none of our...
The greed of London Underground drivers

The greed of London Underground drivers

How greedy can you get. London Underground train drivers are on strike today because they want triple pay and a day off in lieu for working on Boxing Day. Aslef members chose to strike today to deliberately disrupt Boxing Day outings in the city, to maximise misery...

Should web links be free?

I’ve been following the latest  saga regarding paying The Newspaper Licensing Agency for sharing web links. Francis Ingham, Chief Executive of the Public Relations Consultants Association, explains via a video interview why they are appealing to the Court of...
Cambridge student protests from the 60s and 70s

Cambridge student protests from the 60s and 70s

With student protests in the headlines over rising tuition fees, I thought I would delve back and see which issues fired up Cambridge students in the past, particularly the 1960s and 70s. Since then, student life in Cambridge seems to have been much quieter, barring...
Andrew Parsons and David Cameron

Andrew Parsons and David Cameron

I can understand why the appointment of Andrew Parsons, David Cameron’s personal photographer, as a Civil Service cameraman is controversial at a time when it is axing 500,000 staff. And I do wonder why Andrew is no longer employed by the Conservative Party, but...
The Big Society begins

The Big Society begins

For anyone who still doesn’t know what David Cameron’s Big Society means, then watch closely what is happening in Windsor and Maidenhead as the council may launch a scheme where its citizens can earn Big Society reward points redeemable in supermarkets,...