Liquorice is making a comeback according to the Daily Mail with nutritionists singing its praises because of their concern over child obesity.
This naturally-growing root was common in many guises in my youth. First there was the hard stick of liquorice, flattened like a spatula about halfway up. We used it to dip into kali, pronounced Kay-li, (I think that’s how it was spelt) which was basically coloured, flavoured sugar. Read more ›››
I was listening to Allan Beswick on GMR on my way to work this morning and he had a wonderful rant at the Daily Mail. He said that he was shocked by the front page headline about Frank Bruno (see yesterday’s posts).
It read, “Divorce, dope and despair — three body blows that felled a very British hero.” It wasn’t “divorce” that amazed Allan, nor “dope.” Nor “despair,” not even “very.” It was the “British hero” bit that stunned him. Read more ›››
So Alastair Campbell is to leave 10 Downing Street. (See BBC) Personally, I’ll be sad to see him go. For one, he showed that the unelectable can be made electable through sheer will and application, and just because he used ‘spin’ to achieve it does not mean that he didn’t have sincere belief in the causes and policies he espoused. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that spin can only work if you truly believe in the arguments you are putting forward. Read more ›››