DIETS: Vegetarian, Pescatarian-vegetarian, Ova-Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-vegetarian, Ovo-vegetarian, Vegan – the World gets increasingly madder?

The US  Impossible Burger, a plant-based imitation that bleeds and sizzles when it cooks, coated in coconut oil to give a crunchy outside, and with a pinky soft middle, that includes the characteristic taste and aroma of meat. [The term ‘vegetarian’ should not be applied to foods that are, or are made from or with […]

The Government’s use of CPI and RPI measures of inflation – employing the art of the conman?

When the Bank of England raised Bank Rate earlier this month, that was decided upon using the figure for inflation of 2.5% (the government’s inflation target, with primary aim of price stability, is actually 2%). Those numbers are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the other most used measure of inflation over the […]

‘Canadian’ Mark Carney Governor of Bank of England – time for him to bog-off?

Well, well, well, Mark Carney is in the news ‘again’ and stealing the headlines once more [this time by raising interest rates and then rubbishing BREXIT]– no surprise there then, as he is a ‘pig-headed’ self-publicist, and totally the wrong type of character for the man who is Governor of Bank of England [and Chairman […]

Christmas is over for yet another year – but who’s Christmas was it though?

/>   In decades well gone by, Christmas (in Britain anyway) was about TWO things and those two things were ‘GOD’ and ‘CHILDREN’, weren’t they? Yes, and it was a time also when families made a big effort to get together to celebrate the event over the holiday period as well, didn’t they? Well, what has […]

The ‘rip-off’ world of product redundancy- how we consumers are all being stuffed?

Some older members of the population will remember the now long forgotten said to be “the good old days”, when things ‘were built to last’, and everything that broke could be mended, so keeping them running as long as possible, and we all knew a bloke who could do it for a few bob, eh? […]

Traditional British bakery products – do YOU still ‘know’ about them?

 Bread? There are some wonderful iconic products that have been coming out of traditional bakeries in this Country for centuries, but nowadays many of us have seemingly forgotten about them, so the next generation won’t know a thing about them – let alone have ever enjoyed the taste, eh? Many families now have never even […]

“Merry Christmas” everybody – time to ditch it?

  Like a recurring dream or Groundhog Day, Christmas comes round every year, and some people dread it, don’t they? Christmas Day like clockwork is always there on December 25th – but it ‘starts’ earlier, indeed these days in England it seems to kick-off earlier and earlier (as much as six months before!). No wonder […]

England’s only now phasing out free plastic bags – a mammoth parliamentary scandal?

A week on Monday the English shoppers are in for a shock – albeit only a little shock for now though. The free re-usable plastic shopping bag is going to be compulsorily charged-for at 5 pence each – BUT only by the BIG-boy retailers. Oh yes, over the past fifty years the ‘single use’ ‘free’ […]

The Food Industry’s a con – so things NOT to eat?

There has never been more availability or variety of food available in Britain (like America and many other Western counties to boot), presumably because we persist for some obscure reason on importing all kinds of stuff by air, sea and land from all around the world (and without doubt ruining the environment in the process). […]

‘Rip-off Britain’ has been obvious and around 50 years – why is it still with us?

The British people have an unfortunate trait in that sometimes it takes them a long time to catch-on when they are being conned – we are too trusting you see. The population finally woke-up a bit in the 1990s and realised that they were widely, constantly and consistently being ripped-off with exorbitant charges on products, […]