Wimbledon Preview (Mens’ singles)

World number 1 and top seed Andy Murray will begin the defence of his 2016 Wimbledon Trophy against ‘lucky loser’ Alexander Bublik from Kazakhstan on Monday, as the draws were announced for both the men’s and women’s competitions at the All England Club today. Novak Djokovic, who as second seed was drawn at the opposing…

An i-Con turns 10

10 years ago today, many would have been going to sleep full of the excitement of Christmas, for they knew when they woke they would be able to get there hands on the very first i-Phone. Announced to much fanfare by the late Steve Jobs in January of that year, the 29th June 2007 was…

Public Sector Pay Cap… remains (we think!)

Confusion in Whitehall as the Government appears to quickly renege on earlier suggestion it would lift the Public Sector Pay Cap. Having to change course on a previously stated policy is an embarrassment all Government’s want to avoid, but today saw what appears to be a unique first as the Government appeared to u-turn on a…

Radio Gaga

MP’s on the radio become a big feature this week, but the two examples in question have very different reasons… DJ Mili-Band An unverifiable treat was bestowed on BBC Radio 2 listeners this week as Labour MP and former leader of the party Ed Miliband stepped in for Jeremy Vine. Highlights of his 4 shows…

Queen for a day

Today’s State Opening of  Parliament led by Her Majesty The Queen represented Theresa May’s first Queen Speech as Prime Minister, one that could quite possibly be her last. 8 weeks can be a long time in politics. If you can cast your mind back that far for so much has happened, this was a time…

648 days and counting…

That is the number of days between now and the end of the 2 year Article 50 notice period, at which point the United Kingdom would cease to be a member of the European Union. Whether you greet that number with joy, sorrow, or frustration that “we haven’t got on with it yet” after almost…

A tale of two…

It was the wealthiest council, it was the poorest council  It was the council of everything, it was the council of nothing  It was the council of the wise, it was the council so foolish It was the council for millionaires, it was the council for the zero hours It was the council of luxuriousness,…