I once tried to explain the parliamentary electoral system to a teenage relative in footballing terms. It’s not a perfect analogy, but it’s a lot more perfect than the way we choose our government.
Is what my wife calls “this moment I never thought would come” down to the state of the club and the quality of the football? To some extent, yes. But something else has happened.
A bit like my favourite films list, I’ve picked out a Top 10 Songs of the year, and 10 which nearly made it.
After several years of trying, I managed to watch 52 new release films at the cinema this year. Here are my 10 favourites.
I made up a quick quiz for our Christmas party last night, and people asked if they could have copies to recycle at their own gatherings, so here it is.
If you haven’t seen it yet, the Cambridge Independent is a major new weekly newspaper for the area. I’ve really put this blog post up because a month after its launch, the newspaper still hasn’t managed to get Google to rank its website at all, and I suspect a lot of people will be searching for it online in vain. So here’s a link to the newspaper’s website!
Here’s how we organised a local council election hustings event in 2016. I hope it might inspire you to do the same, wherever you live.
At some stage in the months to come, MPs are going to be asked to vote on legislation to allow the UK to leave the EU. How should they vote? In the case of our two local MPs, I would hope the fight will continue.
I’m sure that some of you may take these predictions for 2016 and somehow make money out of them, because they’re guaranteed*, but nevertheless, on this new year’s day, I’m going to tell you what 2016 has in store for everyone.
So, I didn’t manage to see 52 new cinema-release movies this year, despite the best of intentions. Here’s the best of the 46 which I did see.
One of the joys of streaming audio is that you can listen to new music all year long and just file away anything you particularly like into a “best of the year”playlist.
Parking at or near Wembley Stadium for gigs is possible, but expensive and slow, so parking at Stanmore is a reasonable alternative. Here’s my experience.
When I first heard this, I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing. And a few years on, whenever my Mum rings me and the photo of my Mum …and Dad pops up, I think of this amazing poem.
The best indication of how much competition there is in an election is how low the winning candidate’s vote share is. Cambridge could win that in 2015.
I set myself the extremely ambitious target of watching 52 movies released in 2014 during the year, and just made it.