Apologies for apologies

Apologies are popular Apologies pour out of some people with little thought. You may not value them. We may be getting one later today. for Partygate. I may comment on it later, but for now here’s a series of apologies I have written. Apologies from a writer My...

Inflation: what a laugh!

Inflation is in the news Inflation is here and is not going away, whatever Richi does. We need to learn how to talk about it: an art we have forgotten during the low-inflation decades. Although I’ve not posted anything lately, I have been writing. I’ll...

Posh people, the new minority?

Posh people are a minority Posh people are obviously a small percentage of the population by definition. They wouldn’t be posh if they were the same as everyone. However, when we think of minorities, we tend to miss out this particular group. We major on  BAME...

Vicars on TV – an unfair image?

Vicars on TV are in the news Vicars have a bad image because of TV dramas and comedies, according to Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is concerned at the constant negative portrayal of clergy. I suppose he fears such an image affects how people perceive...

Noah’s Ark floats in 2021!

Noah’s Ark floated in Penketh Noah’s Ark came to St Paul’s Church, Penketh, Warrington, during the last week of September to tell the story of the Ark in an unusual way. The story of the project is almost as surprising as that which it told. Sometime...

Correct English Matters!

Correct English is controversial Correct English is a guise for class snobbery, according to some, and this is joining the culture wars about which I have written previously. Do some universities and employers use a requirement for correct grammar and/or pronunciation...