Jul 22 2021

The NHS app makes it easy to carry proof of jabs.

Why not carry it with you? What is the problem?

COVID-19 Punishing the Foolish

Mar 21 2020

I have refrained from making comments on the COVID-19 crisis as many others have said what I would have said.

This virus is so easily passed on from one to another. We have seen the number of deaths in Italy and Spain and yet.....

There is a certain foolish element in UK society who don't seem to care or understand they could be the carrier that kills someone else's love one. That would be manslaughter at least!

Everyone has to be spatially aware, keep a wide space from others and realise that every surface is a potential killer.

It may be time to use our Army to protect the innocent from the foolish element that fails to understand the seriousness of the situation. A £1,000 fine is not enough.

BBC Licence

Feb 16 2020

I wouldn't be too surprised if 2020 saw a record number of people refusing to pay for their TV licence.
It's not just about high salaries, poor programming or what seems like a string of endless repeats.

Even the untrained eye can see a complete lack of efficiency - from the duos ping-ponging the Autocue to the hundreds sent to cover events such as the Olympics. Was it also the BBC that first sent an outside broadcast unit and reporter to stand outside a building to report what is going on inside - surely a green screen would be far cheaper. A good example of this is the structures outside Westminster where both interviewers and interviewees brave the elements.

How many highly paid managers are responsible for commissioning programmes that fail and from companies owned by the people starring in them. Surely with an income of close to £4Billion, the BBC could make programmes themselves that had a worldwide market and that would stand or fall on their merit.

A final note on salaries: surely in a nation of more than 65 million people we can find an aesthetically pleasing presenter that can read an Autocue for £80K a year? 

It's time for a change at the BBC and making them work harder and more efficiently would only be brought about by getting rid of the licence.

Oh! ...and my personal gripe. Cancelling programmes because Wimbledon runs over, has to stop. How many channels (and the red button) do you need to show sport.

Government procurement

Feb 03 2020

It was sad to see yet another stabbing and shooting in London.

It was also sad to see that virtually every attending public service vehicle was German. I have no idea how many vehicles the government and local government buy every year. Still, Post-Brexit, we need a quick change in attitude to procurement and move towards giving preference to British made products. Not only will help our balance of payments but create or secure British jobs.

Second Best?

Dec 28 2019

Over the holiday Gavin & Stacey appears to have been the most popular programme on BBC. There were so many comments on how brilliant it was.

Before the holidays we had a landslide of an election for the Tories. There were so many comments on how brilliant it was.

That doesn't say that either won their accolades because they were the best option but that there was nothing better on the telly or no-one else worthy of your vote.

Are we now in the habit of accepting second best?