Manchester Elects: Jane Brophy

Next in line for a manifesto analysis is the Liberal Democrats' Jane Brophy. Cllr Jane Brophy is, it won't surprise you to know, a councillor. More specifically, she's holds a bit of power in the Timperley Ward of Trafford Council. She's had a long history of campaigning, with a particular emphasis on the environment in... Continue Reading →

Manchester Elects: Andy Burnham

With the vote for Manchester's first Mayor creeping ever closer, I was pleased to receive through my door a booklet which included an introduction to the election, instructions for how to vote, and the manifestos of each of the candidates (or at least those who submitted one). I thought it would be an idea to... Continue Reading →

A night at “the Speedway”…

Among the many and varied sports that I've enjoyed watching over the years on Sky Sports and Eurosport, speedway is perhaps the most annoying one that my parents have had to put up with. Moving to Manchester has provided me with a lot of opportunities, not least of which being the chance to visit the... Continue Reading →

War for Gibraltar? No, gracias. (Pt 2)

My post on the comments of Lord Howard has sparked some debate. Which is great! I love debating! It allows people to explain and explore their opposing views, and sometimes even change them. Now, my views haven't changed overnight, but it was good to enter into debate with a few people over the opinion I... Continue Reading →

War for Gibraltar? No, gracias.

There was an interesting Brexit development last week, as I'm sure you're aware, with the ever-ineffective Theresa May finally triggering Article 50 to formally start the exit of the UK from the EU. This sparked the Remain/Leave argument again, something that has been largely missing in the past couple of months, as boring Brexit took... Continue Reading →

A night at “the darts”…

As anybody who knows me in any way will know, I'm a huge fan of the darts. Thursday nights, without fail, find me glued to a screen watching the Premier League, with Michael van Gerwen pounding in 180 after 180, and Russ "The Voice" Bray's strained tones bursting with delight out of my speakers. It's... Continue Reading →


If you've followed English football in any way over the course of this current Premier League season, then it will have been impossible for you to have missed the Paul Pogba story. As background to Pogba, he's a 23 year old, French central midfielder. He started his professional career at Le Havre AC in France,... Continue Reading →

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