Wednesday, 30 April 2014

My New Fixie bike

My new fixie bike. It's in single speed mode at the moment, but I'll soon be trying it out in fixed gear (may God have mercy on my soul). If I can get the hang of it I'll remove the brakes.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

My Yamaha SR250 Build Finished (1980) Project.

My SR250 has been finished for a while and I've been riding her regularly to work. You can see the full build HERE

Hope you like:

Monday, 28 January 2013

My 1980 Yamaha SR250 build, nearly finished.

My 1980 Yamaha SR250 build, nearly finished. Full Build HERE:

Monday, 7 January 2013

LABOUR, tough on childhood obesity, even tougher on the causes of childhood obesity

LABOUR, tough on childhood obesity, even tougher on the causes of childhood obesity

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Grant Shapps: Conservatives can win the 2015 general election

The new year is always a season of predictions. It’s a neat way of wrapping up the events of the past and looking forward to the year ahead. It’s tempting to use these moments to make forecasts, but as any weatherman will tell you, predicting the medium-term future can be a mug’s game.

We offer a controlled immigration policy that’s seen a quarter drop in net immigration, job creation that’s seen employment levels at an all-time high, and deficit reduction that’s seen a quarter slashed from the deficit. These are solid, hard-won achievements that we should be proud of, and that we must do more to promote.

We’re also making the case for a strong Britain in the global race. Things are changing fast in Europe and beyond. We live in a fast-paced, globalised society today. But that doesn’t mean we should roll over and let any outside power decide what’s best for our country. The Prime Minister’s use of the European veto demonstrates what it means to put Britain first. Today, Conservatives are protecting our national interest, just as our predecessors have done for centuries before us.

Contrast that with the empty rhetoric of the Labour Party. A chaotic policy review still leaves them with no policies or substance to speak of – deflecting a proper assessment of their prospects thus far.

There are some lessons to learn from the past. Mid-term governments often find the going tough. Ministers in the Thatcher administrations would have gladly exchanged our eight-point poll deficit for their far larger double-digit shortfalls – yet they still went on to return large working majorities at the following general elections. But I apply no more weight to these historical comparisons than to the claims of those who say we cannot win next time. We are operating in the present.

And in that present, there is a long and difficult road ahead. On the way to 2015, our fate will be as much determined by the journey as it is by the destination. There are challenges to come, but our objective is clear. For any commentator to claim that we won’t win the next election, or indeed for me to say that we will, is entirely presumptuous. In the end you, as a voter, and millions of others across this country, will determine who governs this nation.

Full story HERE: The Telegraph

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Ed Balls unveils Labour's plan B in response to George Osborne's Autumn Statement:

Ed Balls unveils Labour's plan B in response to George Osborne's Autumn Statement:

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Give Ken Livingstone the Boris Johnson Finger Puppet

Bring the world of politics to your fingertips with our collectable Boris finger puppet.

Created by RUBBISH with patterns by Jessie Pemberton. This knit wit is guaranteed NOT to pull the wool over your eyes. The perfect gift for the backbencher who has everything!

Featured in the wider series are political figureheads from the Conservatives and Lib Dems and Green Party. We added Boris on the end for good measure.

RUBBISH Political Finger Puppets are available to buy online at and they are priced at £10 each,

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Union Political Contribution Opt Out Forms - For Non-Labour voters of Unison, Unite, GMB and USDAW

Are you a member of a Union, but don't vote Labour?  Do you want to stop your Union, giving your money, to the Labour Party?  Here's a little help:

UNISON Opt out form

UNITE Opt out form

GMB:  A form of exemption notice can be obtained by or on behalf of any member either by application at, or by post from, the Head Office or any Branch Office of the Union or from the:

Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations,
22nd Floor, Euston Tower,
286 Euston Road,
London NW1 3JJ.

This form, when filled in, or a written request in a form to the like effect, should be handed or sent to the Secretary of the Branch to which the member belongs.
USDAW: You must Email them to request opt out. Contact form HERE 

Note: For all other Unions click HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that when you have opted out that you don't have to request a refund - some of these Unions continue to take your money and won't stop until you request a refund.  You may also notice that your opt out may not start until the New Year.  Good Luck!