Archive for month: June, 2012

As ye reap….

25 June, 2012 (12:54) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

“What we sowed then, we reap now.” The writer Robert Chesshyre’s bleak conclusion to an excellent article in this week’s Observer ( ) could hardly be more apt as David Cameron returns to Tory basics. Rule 1 of the Conservative Party clearly states: “When in trouble, turn on the poor and disadvantaged.” Like any bully, […]

Not under orders

18 June, 2012 (11:29) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

It was Father’s Day yesterday and here at Fraser Towers…. Nothing happened. Nothing at all. This was not entirely because other members of the clan regard me as an inconvenient and grumpy presence mainly there to cook, clean, complain and fart, not necessarily in that order. No: nothing happened because I had said that nothing […]

On your marks

11 June, 2012 (12:33) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

The jubilee is over. Paul McCartney and Elton John have pitilessly tortured a few of their golden greats into exhausted submission, comedians such as Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr and Rob Bryden have cast away their reputations and respect by gambolling respectfully but unfunnily in their jesters’ motley, the BBC has bored a nation […]

Trouble brewing

4 June, 2012 (12:29) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I’m afraid there were some complaints after last week’s outbreak of contentment. Well, let me put that right straight away: as Mercury Rev so beautifully put it in The Dark is Rising, “dreams don’t last for long”. Here are two morality tales about contentment in the digital age. I was content last week, when losing […]