February 2008

Is Ron Dennis a lame duck?

As if 2007 wasn’t bad enough for McLaren, 2008 has begun pretty badly for the Woking-based team. Over the past few days police in Modena have said they have collected evidence from the homes of senior McLaren personnel. The team has hit back at the Italian police’s wording, even threatening to involve the Home Office […]

I have launched a new blog: vee8

You may know that for some time I have considered separating the Formula 1 content from this blog and posting it in a separate blog. I know that a lot of readers here are not very interested in Formula 1. And at times — particularly towards the end of an exciting season — this place […]

Welcome to vee8!

Welcome to vee8, my new Formula 1 blog. Yes, I finally decided to separate the F1 content from my main blog. I will continue to maintain, but by starting vee8 I don’t have to worry about overwhelming it with F1 content. A lot of my readers are not so keen on F1, but it […]

Sky breaking news while it breaks the news

There is an amusing video on YouTube of a couple of people giving a running commentary over BBC News wondering why they haven’t mentioned the earthquake (via Media Monkey). The people in the video make some amusing comments, although they do exhibit the worst of the victim mentality that a lot of people in this […]

The snooty views of Christopher Harvie

Oh dear. SNP MSP Christopher Harvie has found himself in a spot of bother for comments he has made about Lockerbie and the Scottish yoof. On getting to Lockerbie, I discovered that the place is a dump – it was Tescotown. It should really have a certain attraction of a rather sombre kind as a […]

Launching soon

vee8 will be launching very soon. I will post more information on my future plans for this website in the next couple of days. In the meantime, enjoy the daily news roundups that will appear here every day at 3pm GMT.

A breath of fresh air from F1 Racing

I’m taking a brief break from my break because I think I can afford to now. When I last wrote about the racism issue in F1, it was to bemoan the media’s role in fuelling the fire. If you have been reading for a while you might know of the distaste I have for some […]

Extremist literature

Am I the only one who thinks that the logo for The Economist‘s audio edition looks like a bomb made out of Economists? (NB. Posts will remain at this low standard until around the 25th. I am currently writing my dissertation, and it is these little things that keep me sane. Yesterday I got really […]

So *that’s* who stole my wallet!

A lack of father figures is creating a “Jeremy Kyle generation” of men with little chance of work and a high rate of criminality, the Tories have warned. I always knew that Kyle bloke was a bit shifty…

Journalists, bias and comments

Anyone who has read this blog for long might get the impression that I am anti-mainstream media or anti-journalism. I don’t blame you for thinking this because I am always blaming this, that and the other on the media. I’ve done it twice this week alone, even in this period of “light blogging”. I must […]