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: Late Night Line-Up against the wall

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week and asks some important questions. As always, a great long read.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 11:16am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Bursting the comfort balloon

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Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week shares a message about politicians who lie and get away with it.

Sunday, 11th August, 2019 8:47am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: A stripe too far

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He's back! Jonathan Dodd returns with his column. Seemingly talking about one thing, but in fact telling us about another. As always, a great Sunday read.

Sunday, 4th August, 2019 9:10am

By Jonathan Dodd with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Music, Sweet Music

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he talks music. Vinyl, cassettes, CD and streaming, but would you lend him your Are You Experienced LP?

Sunday, 16th June, 2019 1:29pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: My own personal Rainbow Nation

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he returns to Hove to share with us wonderful memories of how his life there shaped him and others.

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019 11:08am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Plan for Exit

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week in a roundabout sort of way tackles the subject of Brexit and the EU elections.

Sunday, 19th May, 2019 4:41pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

‘Don’t be afraid and believe in yourself’, says successful young Islander with autism

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From a very young age, Josh Peverley has not let his autism diagnosis get in the way of his passion, event management. Through hard work and determination, so far he's succeeded in achieving his dreams.

Sunday, 12th May, 2019 11:42am

By Sally Perry

Islands Roads switches bench – to point AWAY from the sea view (updated)

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Incompetence or a total disregard for others? It's hard to tell, as Island Roads replaces a bench and faces it away from the view and on a massive wonk!

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Nothing to see here…

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he looks at new words and the meaning behind them. As always a great read.

Sunday, 21st April, 2019 11:40am

By Jonathan Dodd with 7 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Foibles and character traits

Panorama of Keswick countryside

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. As always, a great long-read.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019 6:48am

By Jonathan Dodd

Opinion: Why 5G is feared by some people

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Rich Cattle says that RF radiation is bombarding us all the time and always has been. He can't understand the opposition to 5G and explains why here.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:19pm

By Richard Cattle with 14 readers' comments

‘Dream – believe – achieve’ says 12-year-old Islander with Olympic dressage aspirations

Charlie Adkins riding Henry

Twelve-year-old Charlie Adkins has been involved with horses since the age of two and hopes to one day compete in the Olympics - in the meantime, he's picking up awards and accolades left, right and centre.

Sunday, 24th March, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry