Fried banana balls make a great weekend tea time Malaysian snack

 Fried Banana Balls – Cokodok This snack can be served with a sprinkling of icing sugar or with warm custard. I particularly like eating it as a serving with cream on a stack of warm pancakes. The following recipe has been provided by Loretta Lee, a Malaysian living in Lincolnshire, who blogs at Nyonya Recipe. Ingredients: […]

Alan B’Stard captured the current mood of ultra Tory Brexiters 28 years ago

I was a great fan of the TV comedy series ‘The New Statesman’ which starred Rik Mayall as the ultra right wing Tory MP of a fictitious place called ‘Haltemprice’ in Yorkshire. The series first aired in 1987 in the Margaret Thatcher era. It was a product of and well suited to the Gordon Gekko and […]