Isle of Wight Opinion Pieces

OnTheWight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These Isle of Wight opinion pieces will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Life’s a beach

Brighton Beach sunset

Another great read from Jonathan Dodd. We're sure you'll find yourself nodding along to much of what he shares this week.

Sunday, 26th July, 2015 11:04am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Bags of fun

Knitted Monkey

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week shares some of the habits that please him. We all have them, but perhaps don't realise how much joy they bring us. Read on to see if you share any with him.

Sunday, 19th July, 2015 10:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Southend Spiritualists

Southend pier

Jonathan is back with his Sunday column and this week shares his experience of falling in with a group of Spiritualists.

Sunday, 12th July, 2015 6:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Farewell Milton Keynes

Trolley at milton keynes

Jonathan shares his experience of working and living (four nights a week) in Milton Keynes for the last six months. Find out what he thought and whether he liked it.

Sunday, 5th July, 2015 8:46am

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

Here’s what the council leader wrote to OnTheWight today … and our response

Finger wagging

Yesterday OnTheWight straight-reported a publicly available document about a proposed Hampshire-wide Combined Authority with a questioning headline. It looks like the Leader of the Isle of Wight council didn't like that. We wonder why all of this wasn't public to start with?

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 3:02pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Any relative?

Mullet pug

There was one question that really used to get Jonathan's goat, but he appears to have got over it now. He makes the suggestion that next time we say we really like or dislike something, to really consider why. Go on, try it.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 1:37pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: My less-than-brief football career

Football player

This week Jonathan is talking football and why his 'football career' was less than brief.

Sunday, 21st June, 2015 11:06am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Fat cheques

two million dollar cheque

Jonathan returns with his weekly column and this week ponders on the subject of money, whether it really exists, what it can buy us and whether it can sort all of our problems.

Sunday, 14th June, 2015 11:22am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The list of love

Casablanca scene

If you'd forgotten how much you loved life, just read Jonathan's column this week. You'll soon remember all the wonderful things it has to offer.

Sunday, 7th June, 2015 10:35am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I read the news today oh boy!

The Sun election party bus

A bumper column from Jonathan this week as he discusses the difference between proper journalism and sensationalist, salacious reporting and 'papping'. A thought provoking read, as always.

Sunday, 31st May, 2015 11:03am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: These are a few of my favourite things

Edwardian family photos

Jonathan writes his columns from a stream of consciousness, but always manages to provoke thoughts and feelings. This week he asks us to think about our ten favourite things - give it a try and see where it leads you.

Sunday, 24th May, 2015 9:06am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Visitors who stay

Xenophobia - daily mail cover

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column to explore the subject of immigration and what it really means. A thought-provoking article, as always.

Sunday, 17th May, 2015 11:28am

By Jonathan Dodd with 10 readers' comments