A Man Called Boris – Tony’s Monday Moan

It’s SUMMER QUIZ time. Hidden in the completely fictional story about a politician called Boris are the titles of three classic films. Can you spot them? The Politician who thought he was Winston Churchill … Boris struggled to pull up…

Marriage – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week Tony is having a good old moan about marriage and relationships … “This Moan is about a ten-point marriage survival kit. “Husbands are like fire. They go out when unattended” Zsa Zsa Gabor A report, conducted by the…

Human Deception – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s having a rant about those little fibs we all tell ourselves. Just human nature?  Or is it human deception? “I am an author who writes crime novels (featuring DCI Sarah Rudd) and novellas.  I saw my sister recently…

Depressed or Fed up – Tony’s Monday Moan

Depressed or fed up? Depression is a genuine medical condition, a real illness with very real symptoms. Depression is a mental disorder and is way more than just feeling miserable or unhappy for a few days. We have all come…

Moral Hazard – Tony’s Monday Moan

 BREAKING NEWS: ‘A car has been hit in Shropshire by a train on a level crossing. Our thoughts go out to those hurt and their families. We are trying to ascertain who’s to blame.’ This typical news feature demonstrates that,…

The NHS – The Monday Moan

Happy birthday! Today (5 July 2018) is the seventieth birthday of the National Health Service. The celebrations are all around us. Which is interesting because it is in a state of near collapse. In 2019 Government expenditure is projected to…

Prisoners of Geography – The Monday Moan

Are native populations prisoners of geography ? Geoffrey Boycott (77) who, according to G. Boycott, is the greatest ever English batsman, is a southerner. He was born in Fitzwilliam near to Pontefract, which is in Yorkshire. Southern Yorkshire is in…

Helicopter Parents – The Monday Moan

Oh hell! No sooner had I sorted out ‘upskirting’ than along lands ‘ helicopter parents ’. You may need to take a pill (or drink a glass of whisky) before reading on. By way of background, on my first day…

The Faux Pas – Tony’s Monday Moan

The French phrase ‘ faux pas ’ translates to ‘false step’. A political equivalent happened last Friday when Sir Christopher Chope OBE, MP (Con: Christchurch: first elected 1983: majority 2017: 25,171) committed Westminster suicide. A barrister, he blocked a private…

Understanding Women – Tony Drury’s Monday Moan

I’m 71 years old and so it’s early days but I still haven’t got my head around understanding women. My pal said to his wife, “that was lovely meal”. She replied: “Aren’t all my meals lovely?” The Psychology of Shopping…