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: 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

Jonathan Dodd: I’ll have a doppelganger and crisps, please

Potato Chips

We're often told we all have a doppleganger (our double) somewhere in the world, but have you ever met yours?

Sunday, 10th May, 2015 10:38am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I’m not an expert, but…

Polling station banner

On the last Sunday before the 2015 general election, the campaigns have reached fever pitch. With just a few days to go before polling have you decided who you'll be voting for?

Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 1:57pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 30 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: How do you feel?

taking an injection

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and a heap of very useful advice, that pretty much all of us willing to try, will benefit from.

Sunday, 26th April, 2015 2:03pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Cinéma au Paradis

Salvatore di Vita

If you love film, you'll love this week's column by Jonathan Dodd. Read on to see whether you share his views and whether you've experienced the same situations as him.

Sunday, 19th April, 2015 11:45am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Have courage, and be kind

Cinderella Mural:

Is the motto 'Have courage, and be kind' something you think people should carry through life? Or do you have a motto of your own that does the trick? Read on to hear Jonathan's views.

Sunday, 12th April, 2015 9:40am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Ah yes! I remember it well!

Memory board

This week Jonathan ponders a subject that affects us all. Memory. It can be wonderful or frustrating, but certainly vital and treasured.

Sunday, 5th April, 2015 2:03pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

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