I have always marvelled at how FIFA and in particular Sepp Blatter seemed to dodge every bullet . I didn't really care much as , whilst I enjoy a world class game on the box I have never attended a match and don't contribute in any way shape or form to its finances.
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I was brought up in a household where the paper dropped through the letterbox on a daily basis and the news was digested in a serious manner , something fairly common amongst the populace , save for those for whom the daily trip to the newsagent was as necessary as a morning coffee.
The late elder statesman was a great leader if perhaps not necessarily a successful politician. They certainly don't make 'em like that any more but we can still learn a lot from them. My favourite piece is this :
Like all other local authorities my council is squealing like a piglet about cutbacks and the dearth of money in its coffers. This week I have witnessed , outside my office no less, a total waste of ratepayers hard earned cash.
Nothing beats a good old British constitutional crisis . But this one is intertwined with a manifesto pledge of the government.
This morning there was an item on the BBC website about the disgusting and unfit conditions of a number of HMOs in Blackpool in particular the state of their kitchen. The pictures alone are enough to put you off your food but it got me wondering.
I watched an item on the BBC iPlayer this week about Sir Alex and how he successfully built a great football team over many years
What hit me within minutes was how different he sounded in the interviews and clips of lectures , compared to the sound bytes we hear on the sports news
Argos announces it is to introduce same day delivery . It all sounds nice and convenient but the trickle down effect is going to make life miserable for many accountants.
It has to be one of the most used words in politics in recent years - you , the "A" word
But let's face it , for most of us the recession (the "R" word , hasn't really been so austere , at least not according to the item by Robert Peston on the BBC website
Quite a story this VW cock-up . The amazing thing is that there must have been many people on the inside who knew for a long time what was going on and they all see to have kept shtum . Was is simply a case of "obeying orders" ? - they have quite a good record on that .....