Monthly Archives: January 2013

A trip to the dentist

Some years ago I paid a visit to the dentist and was treated to what was almost like a scene from Fawlty Towers. I wrote and complained and was gratified to receive a phone call very early the next day  from the person at the center of the debacle. A gracious apology was delivered and that person […]

What goes around comes around – and around again

The Guardian reported on the 17th January 2013 that English National Opera had made a loss of £2.2 million for the financial year 2011/2012. Opera is an expensive form of music to put on and it would be easy to snipe away about under represented musics at the expense of opera. How ever there are musicians livelihoods at stake and the financial loss […]

Gloria de Piero MP undertook ad hoc research to find out why voters dislike politicians – “Seek, and ye shall find”

An interesting article regarding Gloria de Piero’s research into why people supposedly “hate” politicians People’s perception of MPs are influenced by a number of factors. Firstly there is the problem with many of today’s politicians on every side of the House who do not have a discernible ”hinterland”; as Kitty Muggeridge said of David Frost, they have risen […]