FIFA, Corruption and a Global Policeman

Many people decry the idea of the United States acting as a global policeman – intervening militarily around the world. But what about when we need an actual global policeman; a country with a police agency that can investigate wrong doing in an organisation that crosses international boundaries and is seemingly beyond the scope of any single national justice system?

Slow and Steady

I’ve never been a very good sleeper but after a recent rapid decline in the amount of sleep I was getting, I decided to hit the nail on the bed and try and improve the quality of my sleep.
Bolton Wanderers Till I Die!

Bolton Wanderers Till I Die!

There are two kinds of football. There is the football you play and then there is the football you watch. This second kind of football really makes very little sense and it is the sort of football that I am writing about.

The birth of... Podnado!

The birth of... Podnado!

The amazing mutterings of three men with too much spare time.

'The Iron Lady', Thatcher and how we look at Politicians and Politics

'The Iron Lady', Thatcher and how we look at Politicians and Politics

When I first heard that Margaret Thatcher was to receive the Hollywood treatment, my stomach filled with feelings of despair and helplessness about what was surely to come.

31 Today

31 Today

"31 today, what a thing to say."

What if I can Never Stop Smoking?

What if I can Never Stop Smoking?

I am smoker. I have tried to quit, again and again. Maybe I just won't be able to stop?

What May Bring Down the Coalition: Sanity
Democrats Need to Stop Complaining and Start Fighting
Bird Down, I Repeat the Bird is Down

Bird Down, I Repeat the Bird is Down

This little tale isn't really going to go anywhere; there's no twist at the end nor a thought provoking moral lesson. But what took place this morning was somewhat unusual, so I thought I'd write it down in the hope that it may turn to be interesting or even funny. I've also not posted in a little while and this is all that I've got.

Is Ed Miliband Mental?

Is Ed Miliband Mental?

Judge for yourself.

Cycling at 30. At last.

Cycling at 30. At last.

I learned to ride a bike at 30. Deal with it.

House Number 15

House Number 15

In the next few days I will move into what will be the fifteenth house that I call home. This includes one residence that I can’t remember at all as I was very young at the time but I have no reason to doubt those that tell me that I definitely lived there. When you have lived in that many houses it gets to the point where a new place is not really a new home, it’s just a place in which you are currently based. But what is a home and is it important?

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It's Father's Day - Is It?

It's Father's Day - Is It?

It's that time of year again, to make sure you get the card in the last post or to give him a call on Sunday to say sorry for forgetting to send a card – again; it's Father's Day. But for some of us Father's Day isn't something that we're ever part of, it's for other people.