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: 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

Jonathan Dodd: Life’s been good so far

Yoda on an ipod

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks music devices. See if you agree with his observations.

Sunday, 10th April, 2016 9:00am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Beware the English!

Clear adhesive tape

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores the process of compiling and consuming documentation.

Sunday, 3rd April, 2016 12:16pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: X-Ray Feet

foot certificate

Jonathan Dodd returns with Sunday column and this week takes us on a journey down memory lane whilst leaving us with some thought-provoking questions.

Sunday, 27th March, 2016 12:46pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Run over by a bus

brighton buses

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week explores the pros and cons of having clean underwear. Well sort of.

Sunday, 20th March, 2016 2:22pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Children and hard work

family life

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column. We're sure that this week's musings will strike a chord with all parents, as well as those without children. Another great read as always.

Sunday, 13th March, 2016 12:23pm

By Jonathan Dodd