The Church of England is a tortoise compared to Rome’s hare

There are many ways of comparing denominations. There are so many differences of style, liturgy, customs and even doctrine. But such comparisons are always subjective. One man’s heresy is another man’s cornerstone. But recent events involving the leadership of the Church of England and the…

Danger lies ahead for the Walsall squad

I said, in a rare piece of commentary, at the start of the football season, that “the road to Wembley starts here.”  It was an optimistic look forward to a hoped-for season of long cup-runs and league success for Walsall FC. Just before last season…

The shocking outcome to Aussie radio station royal pregnancy prank

A radio station presenter called a female journalist a “fat slag”, live on air. Another presenter at the same station pressured a 14 year old girl, also live on air, to confirm that she had been raped. For both of these breaches the regulator imposed…

The Leveson Inquiry Report – Live Blog

The Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press Live-Blog: Please publicise http://drakene.ws/leveson-report. 1701 The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition are now meeting for talks aimed at building a consensus approach to the Leveson Inquiry Report and its…

Just how many people click those dodgy social media links?

Every now and again, I – like many people – receive a direct message on Twitter telling me that somebody is saying something nasty about me; or that I’ve been caught on video doing something I shouldn’t have been doing. On Facebook, I see status…

For Walsall fans, the road to Wembley starts here

Please excuse a rare piece of commentary on this, the unofficial first day of the new football season: One of the recent additions to the match-day entertainment at Walsall Football Club – thanks to the work of Steve Davies and the Walsall FC Supporters Trust…