Archive for month: January, 2016

Yes, I was right. Again.

25 January, 2016 (20:50) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I HAVE banged on about the wretched failure that is British Telecom for years, and as ever, I was right. A cross-party group of MPs looked into the performance of this corrupt privatised monopoly. As you know, BT includes BT Openreach, which provides our telecoms network – and no matter who you choose to be […]

Here isn’t the news

18 January, 2016 (23:09) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Here is the news. Or rather, here isn’t the news. Buried away at the weekend, the country’s energy watchdog announced that the utility companies are charging us all too much. Really? It is news that the shareholders of the privatised power firms are delighted to cash in ever-increasing dividends while old people who can no […]

A mighty affirmation

11 January, 2016 (21:12) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

IS there a mightier affirmation in rock’s rebel history than Heroes? I’m not sure that there is. When the German Foreign Office, no less, took the trouble to Tweet the link to a YouTube video of David Bowie performing it live in its birthplace, Berlin, in 2002, I thought it rude not to watch. You […]

The enemy within

5 January, 2016 (00:22) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I wanted to write another whimsical piece this week, about my fallen apple tree. I hate losing trees. It seemed to me a perfect symbol of this miserable ‘winter’ that, with hundreds of trees to choose from on my land, with bloody hawthorns and leylandii and ubiquitous ash, the storms chose to pick on a […]