Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Top Sharia

27Sep17

  By June next year, women will no longer be forbidden from getting behind the wheel of a car in Saudi Arabia, but where are they going to drive to? They could drive to a clothes shop, but getting the right size will be difficult because women are not allowed to try on clothes in […]


London Calling

19Sep17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Storm Aileen hits Britain. Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Speed cameras. Where will the next royal baby be born? Houseguests from hell. Do public holidays cause panda pregnancies in Scotland? A phone scam. Confusion over the new iPhones. Offensive candy. A conversation about […]


Britain’s budget shop, ‘Poundland’ has been hit with a backlash because it sells Peanut M&M knock-offs called ‘Nutters’. The packets have three peanut-shaped cross-eyed cartoon characters on them with their mouths wide open. Mental health campaigners say that they are “offensive” and have called for Poundland to stop selling them. We live in a strange […]


Apple are starting to confuse me now. The new iPhone is out, actually there are two new ones. The iPhone 8 replaces the iPhone 7. They’ve also released the iPhone 10 (X). They’ve skipped 9 completely. Each new Apple phone has more features than the last but they’re also taking things away. The iPhone 7, […]


No Panda Pop

12Sep17

Edinburgh Zoo has announced that their female giant panda will NOT give birth to cubs this year. Just before the last public holiday of the year, the zoo announced that Tian Tian might be expecting, which reminded us that the zoo still has pandas and might be worth a visit. It is the sixth time […]


True Brit

06Sep17

“British jobs for British workers”. – That’s basically what the leaked blueprint for Brexit looks like. The Home Office, plans to slam the door on thousands of unskilled EU migrants. The idea that migrants are stealing British jobs is false and based entirely on prejudice. The UK unemployment rate is currently the lowest it’s been […]


London Calling

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


The things politicians think are important are usually different to the things that the people who voted for them think are important. The bongs of Big Ben in Westminster have sounded for the final time for four years. The clock is being repaired. Members of Parliament gathered outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday to mark […]


Football Crazy

02Aug17

English football clubs are missing out on revenue because of a dumb rule THEY agreed to more than fifty years ago. We got news this week that it’s going to get harder to watch the Premier League on TV this season. A lot of people have been watching games on Kodi through PCs, X-Boxes, Google TV […]


Phonies

31Jul17

Should you be fined for looking at your mobile phone while you’re walking along? In America they call people who do that, “smartphone zombies”. In Honolulu, pedestrians have been banned from looking at their phones while crossing the street. You could be fined up to £75 ($99). It’s to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted […]


I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


London Calling

08Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America: The Creepy reverend; Was Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson in an 80s comedy sketch?; Why Donald Trump will not be visiting Britain this year; Naughty dogs; Theresa May makes another mistake over Brexit; Politics is not a sport; The Dodgy deal with the DUP in Northern […]


Mack Nuggets

31May17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately: The lady who got her hand stuck down the toilet. Why is there always a single shoe by the side of the road? The British media are royal sycophants? Stuff left behind. David Beckham is no actor. Donald or Duke? Cyclist should be banned from the […]


Super Sneaky

28May17

The environment is being destroyed by the Supermarkets of Britain. When you shop at any of Britain’s big supermarkets, you’re not given environmentally friendly, biodegradable bags to take your shopping home in. You’re given plastic bags. These bags can take hundreds of years to break down. They’re clogging drains and waterways and killing wildlife. The […]


Subtext

11May17

Are the Russians getting ready to invade us? There was a Russian submarine in the English channel on the weekend. The Royal Navy ship, HMS Somerset spotted it off the east coast of the UK on Friday morning and followed it through the Strait of Dover. Last month, Somerset’s sister ship HMS Sutherland escorted two […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


London Calling

12Apr17

In Episode 28 of London Calling; Chris White from The Zombies talks about the current US tour and how the band got started.  I also talk about Brexit Britain at war with Spain, how the UK condones gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia, delivery Disasters, cat pee scented candles, a caught on camera story and why […]


I was asked to write a guest editorial for the excellent Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. It turned out to be the Derby Day edition, I hope you like it. If you want more information about Red All Over The Land or want to subscribe, click here; http://redallovertheland.com/ My dream was to play […]