Tony Drury
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Aged 72, Tony is a follower of the wisdom of Albert Einstein: “When a man stops learning, he starts dying.” He lives in Bedford with his wife Judy. They value every trip down the M1 to Watford to be with Grandson Henry.

Political Gobbledegook – The Monday Moan

Political gobbledegook: epidemic status now applies. It was the brilliant comedian Mike Yarwood who started it all. Sadly, he died in 1995 at the age of seventy-seven ( not from knife crime, we must add ), but, by then, he…

The Truth About Brexit

Below our resident Monday Moaner Tony tells us the truth about Brexit. This is how he sees The UK’s exit from The European Union.  Mr and Mrs 50 Plus aren’t as optimistic as Tony … just saying … The Truth…

Question Time and Brexit – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week Tony’s Monday Moan has left Mr and Mrs 50 Plus pretty bemused. There’s a bit of Brexit, some less-than-forthright MPs and a parody of Question Time in ‘the melting pot’.  Let’s see what you make of it ……

Stress and Meditation – Tony’s Monday Moan

So this Monday, Tony is talking about stress and meditation.  Meditation is good for stress as we all know and in 2019 Tony resolves to do a lot more meditating … Good day to all moaners.  This the last Moan…

Restorative Justice – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s talking about Restorative Justice …oh and homophobia, Theresa May, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson … ‘What’s it all about, Alfie?’ Sorry, lovers of Burt Bacharach songs. This is not about the Cilla Black hit. It’s about a very…

Do Men and Women Think Differently? – Tony’s Monday Moan

So what do you think?  Do you agree or not that men and women think differently? Today, Tony’s having another go at pseudoscience and the ongoing debate on the differences between men’s brains and women’s brains … (Right Moaners, let’s…

Novella Nostalgia – The Monday Moan

“Ant, I prefer to read literature.” The speaker was my sister. My family name is ‘Anthony’. Gill calls me ‘Ant’. I found the girls at the tennis club (I was fourteen years old when the chemicals started stirring) thought it…

The Brutal Face of Business – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s having a good old moan about the brutal face of business!  Asset stripping, immoral businessmen … you name it! “A bottle of Gevrey Chambertin,” I said to the waiter. Asset Stripping My lunch guest raised his eyebrows. Jim…

Robert Maxwell’s Death – Tony’s Monday Moan

Last week Tony told us all about his dealings with the obnoxious Robert Maxwell.  This week he continues with Robert Maxwell’s Death … “You’re no fucking good.” These were the last words ever said to me by Captain Bob. It…

Fifty Years of Progress – The Monday Moan

28 September 1968. What happened? See photograph below. I met Judy when I started work at Midland Bank, Kidderminster. She was the manager’s secretary and my ambition showed at an early stage. A beautiful wife and a lift-off for my…