The US Presidential Primaries’ contestants 2016 soldier on – bigger battles ahead?

  REPUBLICAN     verses    DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS There might seem to be a bit of a lull in the American Presidential nomination schedules, but they all are still motoring along, with continuing false headlines about the winners and losers (and some underhand ones to boot), coupled with obscene millions’ of dollars squandered in the process […]

England football star Adam Johnson gets sentenced – and escapes justice?

   Bradford Crown Court   No doubt all of us watching the process of justice against Sunderland’s sex-mad footballer Adam Johnson, just knew that he was going to escape proper justice, didn’t we? Today we got the final evidence though when he was back in Bradford High court for sentencing. The Judge duly gave him […]

US Primaries 2016 ongoing Results – any surprises?

  REPUBLICAN     verses    DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS Arizona was the prize of the day for both Democrat & Republican front runners and the results there were much as had been predicted, but nevertheless significant. Democrat Hillary Clinton has walked well over only rival Bernie Sanders, who needed a stronger showing in this State really to […]

US Presidential Nominations

  REPUBLICAN     verses    DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS Today Tuesday is pretty well a crunch day for both Democrat & Republican US Presidential potential nominees isn’t it? Yep, there are primaries taking place in Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. Now these are not normally seen as ‘critical’ contests in the Presidential nominations, but this year they do […]

Nominating a ‘Republican’ candidate for US President – what you need to know?

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION   To most of us outside of America, the whole election procedure to select the President of the United States is shrouded in some mystique & mystery, isn’t it? The one thing we do know thought (this side of the water anyway) is that it is a massively expensive, if not an […]

2016 USA Presidential nominations’ primaries and caucuses – a race to nowhere?

  REPUBLICAN     verses    DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS   16 March 2016 The madcap race to the US White House is through staggered State primaries and caucuses (running until mid-June) which continued yesterday with further jostling for position by the potential nominees in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. As had been widely predicted by […]

The killers of teenager Becky Watts CANNOT appeal their convictions and sentences – is the pain finally over?

  Blue ribbons worn in Becky’s memory Some three months ago we all got the well expected, but completely unwelcome news that killers Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare had lodged appeals against their convictions and sentences for doing to death innocent young Becky Watts. She was only a 16 years old schoolgirl when she was brutally […]

The Hatton Garden Hoist – so does crime pay in reality?

  There is a well known idiom from the 1930’s “Crime doesn’t pay”, and this is a catchphrase regularly trotted-out by the Police and authorities as a caution to the criminally inclined, to deter them from illegal acts and it is a saying which implies that someone will be caught and punished accordingly & appropriately. […]

Maria Sharapova is now unmasked as another sports ‘drug cheat’, and about to bite the dust – but will she really?

The sporting world is again faced with the stark truth that in modern times, many-many competitors in many-many different sports like cycling, football, baseball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo, wrestling, rowing, equestrian, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics track & field, rugby league, basketball, snooker, boxing, cricket, et al, are prepared to shamefully cheat their clean opponents, the organisers, […]

“Yesterday” – do YOU remember it?

“Yesterday” Yesterday all my trouble seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay Oh I believe in yesterday Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hanging over me Oh yesterday game suddenly Why she had to go I don’t know She wouldn’t say I […]