Special offers

1. I was offered the opportunity to take part in 40 days of prayer for the bargain price of $9.98. For this much money I would get daily e-mail updates which I could forward on to my friends for free. They would not need to pay $9.98. I’m no businessman, but it seems to me…

Barclays TV programme

BBC NEWS | Business | Barclays accused over ‘failings’ BBC NEWS | Business | Mis-selling is ‘rife’ at Barclays There was a programme tonight about Barclays and their many shifty dealings. This is the company who made 7 billion pounds profit last year and yet charge people £30 to go overdrawn when the cost to…

VirtueOnline

The Archbishop of York’s press officer gives VirtueOnline a well deserved telling off for writing a piece about Archbishop John Sentamu packed full of utter nonsense: This piece is a joke. It has a factual error in almost every other sentence. If you had any integrity whatsoever you would take it off your site and…

AboutLife

Update (2015): The aboutlife.com domain has been taken over by someone else, so I have removed all links. I was pleased to discover that I have been made ‘blog of the week’ on this blog (link removed) on the AboutLife blogging system. AboutLife, if you have not come across it before, is connected to the…

Non credit card

Non credit card

This is a non credit card, just in case anyone wants to print it out and then not carry it with them. Britain is at the top of the debt league and we must all do what we can to fight back at the credit card companies who blight our lives with their continual envelopes….

Basildon Islamic Centre burnt down

I hope you don’t mind me making a serious post every now and then. This one is about some local news here in Essex. At the weekend the Basildon Islamic Centre was gutted by fire. It was almost certainly an arson attack. I have two questions: 1) What drives someone to do such a thing?…

Vodaphone

Vodaphone

[Click on the image to see it in a larger way] Message to Martin Jones, formerly of Essex We have been getting your post for the last two years. If you happen to be a Cartoon Blog reader I would highly appreciate you taking steps to rectify this. I have to admit that we are…

Green Essex?

I am coming to the conclusion that Essex is the least ‘green’ place I have ever lived. Take recycling for instance. As I look out of my window on bin day I can see more houses which have put no recycling out than those that have. In fact I can see 11 wheely bins (normal…

I am grumpy

I am grumpy

I have had 5 visits from British Gas engineers in 2 weeks and the problem is now worse than it was at the beginning. The boiler is turned off, there is no power and so I have had to more or less abandon the house knowing that water is still leaking rom the boiler but…

British Gas cartoon

British Gas cartoon

I normally steer clear of naming and shaming companies via my cartoons and an associated grumpy post, but I’ve now done so twice in a week. But seeing as I’m still sitting in a freezing* cold house with no heat or electricity being sued is not the first thing on my mind. I think I…