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Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

27 February 2016

Chocolate, now that’s a word to catch your attention straight away. Would you like to know how to enjoy chocolate and help others in the process? Then please read on.


Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

21 February 2016

Confusion apparently reigns supreme among Grantham people wondering which way to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.


Back Corbyn, Labour!

Back Corbyn, Labour!

Back Corbyn, Labour!

14 February 2016

One of the reasons I back Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour to victory in the next General Election is that in my view the alternative ‘Gang of six, eight or even a dozen or more’ candidates are in fact closet Conservatives.


Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

07 February 2016

Where has all the glamour gone in Grantham nowadays? That’s my big question this week.


Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

16 January 2016

Ever since his novel Rotten Borough blew the lid off the activities of Grantham’s version of the nobility in the 1930s, local author Oliver Anderson’s name has been mud among the town’s hierarchy.


Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

10 January 2016

People often ask me how Hitler-style tyranny could establish itself as a kind of Third Reich regime in a supposedly free society like ours?


Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

09 January 2016

In November, George Osborne explained how the Government will deliver on the promise we made to the British people during the election campaign and bring the country’s budget back into the black.


Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

03 January 2016

How can otherwise highly intelligent people allow their traditionally benevolent community to be dismantled piece by piece in what amounts to a form of nonfatal genocide, if that is possible.


Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

27 December 2015

The plight of all Grantham patients forced to travel here, there and everywhere for NHS treatment they could have had in their own hospital was brought home to me recently in no uncertain terms.


Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

20 December 2015

A long night of nostalgic Beatlemania recently reminded me of just how low British pop music and entertainment has sunk since those heady days when the Fab Four ruled the world.


Grantham Journal column: Stable door comes to mind

Grantham Journal column: Stable door comes to mind

Grantham Journal column: Stable door comes to mind

13 December 2015

Although I didn’t want to become embroiled in the bitter controversy surrounding RAF air strikes in Syria, subsequent events have forced my hand.


Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

Grantham Journal column: When enough is enough

06 December 2015

Well, that’s it! I thought I would never hear the like of it, but now I have and enough is enough.


Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

Grantham Journal column: Let’s hear it for all our plucky volunteers... three cheers!

28 November 2015

As Christmas approaches, it is often referred to as the Season of Good Will.


Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

Grantham Journal column: My Grey Lady encounter

22 November 2015

Spooky memories were revived for me on reading Ruth Crook’s Grantham Civic Society article on the history of gunpowder in a recent Journal issue.


Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

Grantham Journal column: Everyone in our town benefits from the success of our businesses

08 November 2015

I have spent longer working in business than in politics and I know that the real heroes in the story of our economic recovery are Britain’s businesses, whether large like Moy Park, Grantham’s largest employer, or small like the Picture Café, a welcome new feature on Wide Westgate.


Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

Grantham Journal column: Please let’s have honesty

18 October 2015

The only tribute I feel able to pay David Cameron for his diatribe at the Conservative Party conference is a Freddie Starr style finger-under-the-nose gesture.


Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

Grantham Journal column: The price of freedom

11 October 2015

How times change and public opinion with them, I thought, on reflection this week.


Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

Grantham Journal column: Grannie knows best

20 September 2015

If new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should ask for my advice, which he wouldn’t of course, I would tell him to take notice of my grandmother’s age old sayings.


Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

Grantham Journal Column: Warmongers are at it again

13 September 2015

This year’s three World War Two 70th anniversaries have blown the issue of Britain’s Trident nuclear defence system renewal wide open.


Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

Grantham Journal column: It’s all just a bit of banter

06 September 2015

Someone called me a ‘Whingeing Pom’ this week. He had no right to. He wasn’t an Australian. If he had been, I might have forgiven him for not knowing any better.


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