Boris buys picture

So it was Boris Johnson who bought “The Scream” (adapted version)…


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Hodgson. Let’s Get Woot One Out of Our System

Engerrrrrland, my Engerrrrrland!

And so the England team has been announced, with a few surprises for those who love giving Roy Hodgson a kick up the R’s. Roy is clearly not worried by headline-writers and tweeters looking forward to “Woy at the Euwos” or bemoaning the exclusion from the squad of Nintendo Wii-O Ferdinand. (more…)

Cameron learns from Boris victory

Good to see Cameron and Osborne already making changes inspired by Boris’ victory.

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Cheap stamps on eBay

I was hoping to save money on stamps now by buying old ones on eBay. I just didn’t think it through. (Click on pic)

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Voice audition

Labour still have a lot to do if this audition for The Voice is anything to go by.

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Very Superstitious

The Queen Mum. Nothing to do with me.

Here’s a thing I wrote for the Jewish Quarterly.

I am superstitious. Medieval-peasant superstitious. Large-gossipy-18th-century-shtetl-fishwife superstitious. I’ll always refer to “the Scottish play” rather than, you know… the one that rhymes with MacDeath, even if it makes me sound like some old Victorian ham (if I can use that term in a piece for a Jewish magazine). I even hesitated about writing… the word that rhymes with MacDeath, as I’m not sure what the rules are. (more…)

There’s one Osborne every minute

Budget. Government end 50p tax rate (click on pic).

It’s been clear for some time that George Osborne DOES believe in the 50p tax rate for high earners but only if by 50p you mean the amount of tax they should pay in a year. (more…)

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