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: Don’t shoot the fiddler

Tapping pencil

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and once again, cleverly picks a subject we can all relate to.

Sunday, 23rd August, 2015 12:07pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Of course it’s art, I think

self protraits

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. As always, a great read.

Sunday, 16th August, 2015 1:35pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: The eyes have it

womans eyes

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week reminds us of just how awesome our eyes are. Let him know if you agree.

Sunday, 9th August, 2015 10:54am

By Jonathan Dodd

MP Andrew Turner needs to start answering questions

Silence stone wall

Andrew Turner seems to think he's above being questioned. In a democracy, this just isn't right - It's got to change.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 10:18pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Making it up as you go along

Feel my pain

If you're a regular reader of Jonathan's column, do you feel as though you 'know the man' just by what he writes each week? It's an interesting question that could apply to many situations.

Sunday, 2nd August, 2015 10:38am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Life’s a beach

Brighton Beach sunset

Another great read from Jonathan Dodd. We're sure you'll find yourself nodding along to much of what he shares this week.

Sunday, 26th July, 2015 11:04am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Bags of fun

Knitted Monkey

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week shares some of the habits that please him. We all have them, but perhaps don't realise how much joy they bring us. Read on to see if you share any with him.

Sunday, 19th July, 2015 10:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Southend Spiritualists

Southend pier

Jonathan is back with his Sunday column and this week shares his experience of falling in with a group of Spiritualists.

Sunday, 12th July, 2015 6:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Farewell Milton Keynes

Trolley at milton keynes

Jonathan shares his experience of working and living (four nights a week) in Milton Keynes for the last six months. Find out what he thought and whether he liked it.

Sunday, 5th July, 2015 8:46am

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

Here’s what the council leader wrote to OnTheWight today … and our response

Finger wagging

Yesterday OnTheWight straight-reported a publicly available document about a proposed Hampshire-wide Combined Authority with a questioning headline. It looks like the Leader of the Isle of Wight council didn't like that. We wonder why all of this wasn't public to start with?

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 3:02pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Any relative?

Mullet pug

There was one question that really used to get Jonathan's goat, but he appears to have got over it now. He makes the suggestion that next time we say we really like or dislike something, to really consider why. Go on, try it.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 1:37pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: My less-than-brief football career

Football player

This week Jonathan is talking football and why his 'football career' was less than brief.

Sunday, 21st June, 2015 11:06am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

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