Ageing – Tony’s Monday Moan

So today, Tony’s having a good old moan about ageing ….. NO! I am not ageing. I was travelling on the Central Tube line towards Holborn when I heard a voice: “Would you like my seat, Sir?” Looking around, I…

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…

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…

Robert Maxwell – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week Tony’s having a bit of a rant about Robert Maxwell … Robert Maxwell is the scariest person I have ever met. There are several theories on how he died … Robert Maxwell Robert Maxwell was born Jan Ludvik…

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…

Pseudoscience – Tony’s Monday Moan

Pseudoscience, mumbo-jumbo, claptrap, old-fashioned nonsense? What’s Tony moaning about this week? My pal Rupert is a former consultant gynaecologist. He is spending some of his retirement years thinking about the conundrums of life. He insisted I read an article in…

Tax Avoidance – Tony’s Monday Moan

Here is an insult to your integrity. The following statement was made recently by a HM Revenue & Customs spokesman: Everyone must pay their fair share of tax, regardless of wealth and status – no one is above the law…

Music and Sport – The Monday Moan

Are you emotional? Classic FM listeners have been voting on the top ten most popular pieces of sporting classical music. Their presenter, Karthi Gnanasegaram, said that classical music and the biggest sporting events “take you on an emotional roller-coaster.” Bertrand…