Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

Reblog: Je suis Charlie

Following the cowardly and evil murders in Paris yesterday, I thought I would share a letter written by Bill Hicks on freedom of speech:   As an outspoken stand-up comedian with … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Honoured

I have a general mistrust for the British honours system. Too many times people receive an honour for just doing their job.  The worst example is the number of politicians … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you only read one thing today…

Earlier this week Stephen Sutton died. He was only 19, which is far far too young an age to have suffered and died. The TV and press have covered his fund raising … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

RIP Stephen Sutton

The news was expected; but it doesn’t make it any less sad… Stephen Sutton: Born 16th December 1994. Died 14th May 2014, aged 19

May 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

‘Superheroes’ nab attacker in Musselburgh Tesco

This news story made me laugh out loud: A group of people dressed as Batman, Robin, David Hasselhoff and a Smurf helped police officers catch a criminal in an East … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reblog: London school bans pupils from using slang

Students at Harris Academy Upper Norwood have been banned from using 10 informal phrases in school areas designated ‘formal language zones’, which includes all classrooms and corridors. The initiative introduced … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

A miracle in the rubble

As you will have seen, there was an horrendous tornado in Oklahoma. So many people died and others have lost so much. It’s a horrible situation for anyone, let alone … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Stay away Rupert!

I saw this in one of the freebie newspapers this evening. It’s hilarious and I wonder if the author wrote it as a rant and didn’t think it would be … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sir John Stanley: Tory MP condemned as homophobic

Please read this story and comment. John Stanley used to be my MP and I am bitterly angry at his dim, ill-informed and wrong views. If he is correct, I’m … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Gay marriage

My MP, Peter Lilley (@PeterLilleyMP), the MP for Hitchin & Harpenden voted against equal marriage last night in the House of Commons. It’s really great to have an MP stuck in … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

BBC News – Icelandic girl wins right to use name

A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has won the right to use the name given her by her mother, after a court battle against the authorities. Blaer Bjarkardottir will now be able … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Misguided at best

The Daily Mail is an evil rag of a newspaper in my opinion. It twists stories and makes proclamations that are often hateful, only to change it’s opinion weeks later. … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

BBC News – Tube 150th anniversary: Steam train journey

A steam train which carried passengers in the 19th Century will return to Tube later to mark 150 years since the first London Underground journey. Ticket holders will travel along … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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