Column

Letter from London - in Australian Newspapers Monthly Since 2008!

  • Do You Want The Good News Or The Bad News First?

    Daily we are enmired in a bog of dark news. Terrorism, climate change, refugees, Korea, Syria, Brexit, Trump, murders, rapes, robberies and crashes, on and on it goes. The world has become a run of endless near catastrophe. It’s a wonder we have the cheek to imagine a future at all, let alone have children or […]

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    How To Be Confident

    Happy New You, we should say, as a new year takes off. Away with token resolutions. Embrace the whole enchilada of a better self fizzing with action and positive steps. For many, number one is to be more confident. Stare our fears down. Make timidity cower and then take on the world, living fully and […]

  • Pest Control – The Celebrity Sex Crime Fallout

    Like the press pretty much everywhere, the UK media is in a frenzy of outing and shaming rapists, sex pests, touchers and all sorts of hitherto hidden pervs and miscreants. And a good job the turgid status quo is being challenged and reframed at last to rouse society not to tolerate base behaviour and generally […]

  • Something Toxic Brewing in the Teenage Brain

    With the extremes of the world getting crazier all the time, being a teenager is as hard as it ever was, and a lot scarier. Two 15 year-old schoolboys have been jailed for plotting to blow up the Houses of Parliament using ingredients for explosives they found online (including fuses and chemicals). They were considering […]

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    Make Your Weekly Vote With a Click of the Mouse

    Google knows what you like. Google knows what you need. Vote Google. Basically there won’t be any news out of Britain for the next three months, except endless guff and drilldowns about whether it should leave the European Union. The country decides once and for all on June 23 in a referendum. Until then, prepare […]