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: Neeson Sense

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares his views on how someone should be applauded for wanting to become a better human being, rather than be pilloried for it on social media.

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 6:44pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Winter is going

Melting snow in the Memorial Park by E Gammie

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week discusses Hyperhidrosis. Is this something you experience, or are you one of those 'coldists' who constantly ask, “Aren’t you cold out here in just a shirt?”

Sunday, 3rd February, 2019 11:15am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Down by the riverside

grass by the riverside

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week shares some great advice for the start of a new year.

Sunday, 13th January, 2019 11:29am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Your real face

variety of facial expressions by nickgray

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and starts the year "as mad as hell", and is "not going to take it any more!"

Sunday, 6th January, 2019 6:48am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: A Recovered Heart

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Jonathan Dodd shares his Christmas story. It's a little different from his usual style, but if you're a fan of his work, we're sure you'll love it.

Tuesday, 25th December, 2018 6:47am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Say hello, wave goodbye

Man waving goodbye to people on boat

Jonathan Dodd returns with another thought-provoking Sunday column. This week he says it’s no longer an option to plead ignorance. Read on to find out what he's referring to.

Sunday, 16th December, 2018 9:43am

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix

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Vix Lowthion says that whilst Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern, ordinary people continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:09am

By Vix Lowthion with 12 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The Past is a foreign country

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Jonathan Dodd returns with another thought-provoking Sunday column and this week is talking about the past. Something we all have and something that affects us all in one way or another.

Sunday, 2nd December, 2018 2:30pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Good times, bad times

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Jonathan Dodd returns with another Sunday column. Once again sharing a wonderfully thought-provoking piece of writing that reminds us of why we miss him when he's not around.

Sunday, 25th November, 2018 11:11am

By Jonathan Dodd

Heartfelt plea to stand with others against Isle of Wight budget cuts

Collection of No Cuts banners

Colleen is asking Islanders to stand together on Saturday to protest against the proposed £5.5m of cuts to be made by the Isle of Wight council. She explains why she believes it's important for Islanders to come together over these plans.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 9:55am

By Colleen Brannon

Jonathan Dodd: Not good at sport

football pitch

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks sport, or rather why he and sport don't mix very well (apart from one).

Sunday, 14th October, 2018 11:22am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The Mountain and the Microbe

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about one of his new heroes, Professor John McGeehan, Director of the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Portsmouth University. Find out why.

Sunday, 30th September, 2018 9:22am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment