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: Decisions, Decisions!

one way - another way signs

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week chooses a subject that seems very apt for the week we've just had. Decision-making!

Sunday, 26th June, 2016 11:08am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I’m Sorry

not sorry

Jonathan Dodd returns with another great read for his Sunday column. Read on to see what he's sorry about.

Sunday, 19th June, 2016 9:15am

By Jonathan Dodd with 11 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Dancing with Time

painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger - public domain

Another great read from Jonathan Dodd with his Sunday column. A missive that those with pets will relate to, as well as those who understand the life of a sentient.

Sunday, 12th June, 2016 10:17am

By Jonathan Dodd with 13 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Should I stay or should I go?

fork in the road

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week ponders on the question on most people's minds in the UK, remain or leave?

Sunday, 5th June, 2016 1:02pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Feria Argentaria Romana

bank holiday traffic

Any idea what caused the Indian Mutiny in 1857? If not, read on and Jonathan Dodd will fill you in with that little nugget of information, along with many more.

Sunday, 29th May, 2016 10:59am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Good nights and dying lights

sunset

As well as providing a great read every week, Jonathan Dodd also makes some brilliant choices of graphics to accompany his features. We wonder whether you can guess this week's topic based on the selected images.

Sunday, 22nd May, 2016 1:58pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Boldly going

thumbs up

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week ventures into the magical and fascinating world of Science Fiction.

Sunday, 15th May, 2016 10:55am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Voting dangerously

vote shoes

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekend column and focuses on the topical subject of elections and democracy this week. read on to see if you agree with his thinking.

Saturday, 7th May, 2016 7:55am

By Jonathan Dodd with 13 readers' comments

Call for an end to over-testing of six and seven years in schools

quiet please

Isle of Wight Green Party leader, Vix Lowthion, says the over-emphasis on external testing of six and seven year olds is zapping the creativity out of our teaching and learning.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 4:58pm

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Texto, Ergo Sum

Barack Obama

Jonathan Dodd returns and manages, once again, to bring a variety of subjects into his Sunday column.

Sunday, 1st May, 2016 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Half a morning of Radio 4

Panasonic car radio

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and manages yet another highly enjoyable read. Perfect for a Sunday morning.

Sunday, 24th April, 2016 11:24am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Getting fooled again

Hazel catkins

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. Only Jonathan could go from spring catkins and misplaced apostrophes to Brexit and back to catkins. Another great Sunday morning read.

Sunday, 17th April, 2016 9:00am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments