Ranty Friday — 28th September

  When Ranty Friday was a regular thing I would blog about one thing.   Invariably it was only thing that had wound me up in the preceding week, so Friday was my day to get it off my chest. Not this week though.  Quite a few things have pushed my buttons. Starting with Jan

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Ranty Friday — Elements of the UK Media

Not all of it, obviously.  But some of it.  “It” being media outlets in this country.     Two things in particular this week have seriously pissed me off.   Made me want to bang my head against my desk and wonder if this is 2018 or the dark ages. The first was this tweet, with a

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Ranty Friday — It’s back baby

This is another regular blog feature that got binned because I thought regular ranting might not be good for my blood pressure.   But I have missed getting stuff off my chest so have decided to bring the feature back, though I can’t promise it will be every week.   In fact this one has been in

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Giles Coren. Again

  It is rare these days that I get so incensed that I stop what I am doing and start bashing out a blog post.  Ferociously bashing away at the keys, raging inside so much that the words spill out onto the screen and I hit publish the instant it is finished.  But here we

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Dear British Gas

I am steaming.   See that picture above?  That steam just came out of my actual ears. 24 hours ago I was on holiday but here I am, a day later and any feelings of being relaxed have been destroyed.  Replaced with anger at your systems and my now almost daily dealings with your company.   I

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When is a review not a review?

  It has been a while since I ranted on a Friday but I saw a headline yesterday that properly made me rage.    And made me ask “when is a review not a review”?      No surprise it was in the Daily Mail but hey ho.  The article in question was this one:

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Ranty Friday — George Osborne

. Well it was only a matter of time really.  Though I swore I would never discuss politics on my blog because it always divides opinion, gets heated, and well, earlier this year I lost friends over politics so I am not prepared to open myself up to that again. This week though George Osborne

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Ranty Friday — Communication fail

. It’s Friday and I haven’t had a rant for a while.  I wasn’t going to have one today either, until ten minutes ago. Let me bring you up to speed.    Earlier this week I placed an order for Mr B’s wedding anniversary present for next week, with a popular online department store.  

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