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: Whose problem is this?

flowers on pavement

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week brings us a thought-provoking and timely piece.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 11:41am

By Jonathan Dodd with 14 readers' comments

One of the 18,000: Why I joined the Isle of Wight Lib Dems

liberal youth

Lawrence Fontana talks about why he joined Liberal Youth and the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats shares his hopes for the future for young people on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 12:59pm

By Lawrence Fontana with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Equality and fairness

mimi and euness

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week looks at the 'people at the top', how they got there and how things could change.

Sunday, 17th July, 2016 11:02am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: To herd or not to herd

Angry bull

So, Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and this week shares his irritation at those who start their sentences with 'So'. Read on to see where that leads.

Sunday, 10th July, 2016 11:13am

By Jonathan Dodd with 13 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Pollyanna vs The Paranoid Android

pollyanna v paranoid android

A little later than usual this week due to staff illness, but read on to see Jonathan Dodd's latest column. As always, a thought-provoking read.

Monday, 4th July, 2016 6:59pm

By Jonathan Dodd

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