Monday, 20 December 2010


How funny! Columnist Melanie Phillips has not said anything about Wikileaks until today and she's come out with a swoop at the Left which, she suggests in today’s Mail, is represented by a group of luvvies.

Here is a couple of articles I have linked to on Twitter:

The New York Times

The Guardian

Friday, 17 December 2010

High Tide

I just got hold of a film I haven’t seen since I was a kid: High Tide. It’s an underrated Gillian Armstrong film that no one remembers. You can’t even get it on dvd. The Radio Times says it almost drowned at the time it was released in 1987. Well, I think it would make a great Christmas re-run with all those shots of the Australian sunshine.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Student Protests

I just passed a student demo along Baker Street. Also today, I discovered at least two Oxford University libraries are now closed at the weekend because it’s no longer term time. What’s the bet that when students are paying £9,000 a year to go there, those libraries will still be closed at the weekend outside of term time? Term time at Oxford is just eight weeks. And the last time I was in the Bodleian, one light fixture was buzzing so loudly it was like trying to read with an alarm bell activating overhead, another light fixture was flashing on and off continuously and one reading room was freezing cold. I hope someone else complained too.