Love England…

Being a proud Englishman is not such an easy card to play these days. Fraught with dangers for its connotations and connections to lots of unpleasant isms; nationalism, colonialism, imperialism… England are currently the world champion cricketers and last weekend, we had the chance to reign over the Rugby Union world also and this would…

It’s good to be wrong…

We live in increasingly tense and fractious times with heightened levels of anxiety. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I know nothing. That I am frequently wrong but often with happy consequences, for instance, Tom confounding all of my predications on his chances in the world of show-biz. An attritional business in…

Our United Kingdom?

As an Englishman, this has been a tough Rugby World Cup. Like most of my countrymen, I came to it with high and yet realistic expectations. Not that England would win the thing but that they would acquit themselves well by making a semi-final and possibly even the Final just down the road from where…