All posts in category Silly stuff

The big society is a bit like… [add your thoughts here]

I think I might have become a fan of the Big Society. Not because I think it’s brilliant (although at least some bits of it do make sense), but because it’s incredibly difficult to describe. Things that are difficult to describe make life tricky for journalists and commentators (let alone civil servants and junior ministers) […]

My dad thinks someone should put Michael Gove back in his box

My dad, being ‘of a certain age’, is able to make the kind of cultural connections that youngsters such as myself can only dream about. He came up with a particularly impressive, if obscure, observation only yesterday when he pointed out the astonishing similarity between Education Secretary Michael Gove and a ventriloquist’s dummy that was […]