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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: Politicians will always be with us

politics cartoon

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks politics ... well, not so much the actual politics, but rather the process for choosing who to elect. Thought provoking as always.

Sunday, 23rd April, 2017 11:46am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The future

future comes to you sign

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week Jonathan raises the question that no-one else seems to be asking ... what do we want the country to look like post-Brexit?

Sunday, 16th April, 2017 11:44am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: 37 hours

antique clock

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week tries to understand what he does with his spare time, 37 hours a week when he is not working, commuting, sleeping, working out, etc.

Sunday, 9th April, 2017 11:24am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Call for the grown-ups

children dressing up as adults

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores sociability and maturity and why they set some people apart from others. As always, an interesting Sunday read.

Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 10:18am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Soup Skin

bowl of soup

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column. As always, a great, thought-provoking Sunday read.

Sunday, 26th March, 2017 12:09pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: History

Bayeux Tapestry

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares his view on the importance of History. As always, a great Sunday read.

Sunday, 19th March, 2017 11:43am

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Unattributable impressions

Claude Monet Painting

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week ponders on the difference between informed opinions and uninformed impressions.

Sunday, 12th March, 2017 9:53am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: I’m a wonderer

wonder woman

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares his joyful wonder at the art of wondering.

Sunday, 5th March, 2017 10:48am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Integrity

wonderful life

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column - now as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (congratulations Jonathan). This week's column considers how our (that's all of us) integrity can help make a better society.

Sunday, 26th February, 2017 10:18am

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: The hot and the cold

ice swimmer

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he talks temperature. It's something we can all relate to.

Sunday, 19th February, 2017 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: A lift to the stars

Brighton

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week a visit to Brighton sparks thoughts on advancements in technology.

Sunday, 12th February, 2017 9:03am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: To think or not to think?

Gabba Gabba

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column and explores why, and whether, we think about what we do. As always, it's a great Sunday read.

Sunday, 5th February, 2017 11:51am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment