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: Civilised service

Heroes of Civilisation engraving

Always one for thought-provoking features, Jonathan returns with his Sunday column, this week searching for the meaning of civilisation.

Sunday, 29th March, 2015 10:59am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: What people are really saying


As the General Election draws ever closer and the rhetoric broadcast across the airwaves increases ten-fold, Jonathan shares his thoughts on what's being said and why.

Sunday, 22nd March, 2015 7:56am

By Jonathan Dodd with 22 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The World Is What It is

Globe on head:

Jonathan returns with another engaging and thought-provoking piece. Always a good read on Sunday morning.

Sunday, 15th March, 2015 10:06am

By Jonathan Dodd with 15 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Do sheep dream of flesh-and-blood androids?

computerised sheep

Jonathan explores the role of robots in our lives, along the way touching on ISIS, artificial intelligence and change.

Sunday, 8th March, 2015 10:54am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Is Spring Sprung?

Poplar catkins

We're finally into the third month of the year and it has certainly felt in the last week or so as though Spring has sprung.

Sunday, 1st March, 2015 10:21am

By Jonathan Dodd with 9 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Warning: I may do something stupid

Old Train timetable

Jonathan returns with another interesting and thought provoking column that many of us will relate to.

Sunday, 22nd February, 2015 9:42am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Love. It’s Forever, Not Just for Valentine’s Day

Love sculpture in NYC

Jonathan returns a little earlier this week. As it's Valentine's Day and he is clearly in the mood for love, we thought we'd shift his Sunday piece to Saturday.

Saturday, 14th February, 2015 12:15pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The fear of being misquoted

Abraham Lincoln:

Jonathan Dodd gets the mind racing once again. This week his train of thought (and the distraction of the Internet) has led him to research well-known quotations.

Sunday, 8th February, 2015 11:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I was smugged

Heaven or hell car sticker:

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and once again gives us plenty of food for thought. This week it's religion.

Sunday, 1st February, 2015 10:13am

By Jonathan Dodd with 12 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I choose choice

Fionan Lynch

With the General Election campaign well underway, Jonathan shares his views.

Sunday, 25th January, 2015 10:56am

By Jonathan Dodd with 26 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Water temperature may vary

Wet streets:

From time to time we all have a day when nothing seems to go right. This week it was Jonathan's turn.

Sunday, 18th January, 2015 11:22am

By Jonathan Dodd

Andrew Turner’s press launch: Not as open as it could be

No entry do not pass this point

It's not often that we publish Opinion Pieces these days, but this, around the launch of the Isle of Wight Conservative MP's re-election campaign deserves it, we feel.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 9:29am

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments