Charley Speakes

Quietly shouting in a world of noise – exposing a nerve.


June 2016

On our way to hell in a handcart

Interesting times we are living in. Day four since the referendum and it seems we are in a boat without a captain and no oars. David Cameron has resigned, Boris and Michael weren’t in the House of Commons today, George... Continue Reading →

Hilary Benn your timing sucks.

So Hilary Benn decided to stage a coup? Have they not seen the results of the referendum? Have they not seen that the conservative party is effectively leaderless and shredding itself into pulled pork?  Maybe they haven't seen the Sky... Continue Reading →

Hate seeping into Britain

It is now possible to spout the most outrageous things and find other like minded voices. It is possible to find others who also feel repressed, but finally liberated at being able to freely express themselves and say whatever

How Facebook costs 2 weeks holiday!

Anyone who spends much time on the computer is aware how easy it is to fanny around instead of doing what you are supposed to. I just had a very worrying calculation.  I probably spend 20 minutes in the morning... Continue Reading →

Qualifications -Why do they matter so much? Part 2

Arriving mid 30s with just one GCSE makes for an interesting time of it. Changing the rules I entered into a profession that accepted me with the skills I had, not the qualifications I had. Until one day my boss called me... Continue Reading →

Qualifications – Why do they matter so much?

I left school at 16 with a few CSEs.  I hated school with a passion, I had wanted to be a hairdresser since I was 4 and I didn't need to stay on at school for that.  This was back during... Continue Reading →

Selfies? Seriously why?

taking a photo of yourself was just seen as totally vain. Not that we didn't do it of course, but there was some kind of embarrassment about it. Now...

Selfies and Glasses

At a certain age - the need for glasses kicks in. In my case it was when I was about 16. I have always be quite naffed off about this. On the one hand

The First Steps

So you have to start somewhere - this is it. Question! Do I walk away now and have a cup of something, or do I persevere and get the hang of

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