May 25, 2007
Lisa Armstrong on M&S
This might be a touch ungallant but time marches on for all of us:
I may find myself held to ransom by my own enthusiasm here, but at Marks & Spencer’s preview of its autumn/winter collections yesterday I saw a number of items that I might actually wear.
Congratulations on reaching a certain level of maturity Ms. Armstrong. It's not that M&S has created vastly better clothes, it's that their styles require one to be a certain age before one appreciates them.
One you have obviously reached (and I roared past some years ago).
January 13, 2006
Born Too Soon.
Matt Yglesias explains why some of us might think we were born, somewhat unfortunately, a couple of decades too soon.
June 07, 2005
Raise the Driving Age.
Much as I am enamoured of our legal system, thinking that it compares favourably with vile duress under which our continental cousins suffer, there is always that one odd judge capable of making me stop and reconsider:
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall, QC, was speaking at Cardiff Crown Court when he banned Ricky Boon, 18, from driving for five years for his involvement in a 95mph race.
The judge told him: "At 24 you may just be suitable to sit behind the wheel of a car. It seems to me that that is about the first time young men should drive. Everybody knows young men and motor cars just do not go together. One wonders how many dead or badly injured people there have to be before insurance companies or Parliament say enough is enough."
No doubt voting at 30 and sex at 50 to follow.
April 16, 2004
The Joys of Age
One of the joys of middle age is to see the more, ahem, adventurous, of one's school boy colleagues getting into the papers.
From this mornings Torygraph ( free reg req ):
" The Major at the centre of a sex scandal involving his affair with a warrant officer was given 28 days to resign his commission or face the sack yesterday.
The Army Board met on Wednesday and decided that Major Alastair Ross, who was once tipped to be the next commanding officer of the King's Royal Hussars, was not a fit person to hold the Queen's commission.
It is against Army regulations for a commissioned officer to have a sexual relationship with any "other ranks"."