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.

Review of Achievement In Island Education Presented To IWC Panel

Review of Achievement In Island Education Presented To IWC Panel

A positive discussion took place at the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel meeting last night.

Thursday, 5th November, 2009 5:36pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Daft Old Duffer: Time? I Don’t Have Time To Worry About It

Daft Old Duffer: Time? I Don’t Have Time To Worry About It

Daft Old Duffer gives us his thoughts on .... time.

Monday, 2nd November, 2009 9:33am

By Daft Old Duffer

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter No 2

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter No 2

Daft Old Duffer has much to say about fox hunting. Don't be put off by his opening sentences.

Sunday, 11th October, 2009 3:07pm

By Daft Old Duffer with 12 readers' comments

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter 1

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter 1

Daft Old Duffer returns with more musings.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009 8:18am

By Daft Old Duffer with 7 readers' comments

Couthy Butts: Planning Now Says It’s OK But Only For Use Half The Year

Couthy Butts: Planning Now Says It’s OK But Only For Use Half The Year

Couthy Butts goes back to Planning Committee next week but with a unreasonable condition.

Thursday, 17th September, 2009 5:07pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Hold The Front Page! It’s Sheer Madness!

Hold The Front Page! It’s Sheer Madness!

The CP does make some strange editorial decisions, doesn't it?

Tuesday, 18th August, 2009 5:47pm

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

The Vestas Motion At The IW Council: Putting Aside Ya-boo Politics

The Vestas Motion At The IW Council: Putting Aside Ya-boo Politics

Rowan felt moved to write down her take of the Vestas motion.

Friday, 31st July, 2009 11:26am

By Rowan Adams with 5 readers' comments

Vestas Sit-in: Where The Heck Are The IW Council ‘Leaders’?

Vestas Sit-in: Where The Heck Are The IW Council ‘Leaders’?

The senior people at the IWC have been silent on the plight of the Vestas people.

Monday, 27th July, 2009 11:05am

By Simon Perry with 24 readers' comments

Schools Reorganisation: A Refresher

Schools Reorganisation: A Refresher

Several issues have arisen over the last year relating to the proposals to change from three tier to two tier education.

Thursday, 4th June, 2009 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Local Elections 09: Back Us or Sack Us Says Cllr Mazillius

Local Elections 09: Back Us or Sack Us Says Cllr Mazillius

We were surprised to hear a Tory councillor use the phrase 'Back us or Sack us'.

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2009 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Diktat Replaces Democractic Debate at IW Council?

Diktat Replaces Democractic Debate at IW Council?

Isn't working by consensus, rather than diktat, a better way to run the council?

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2009 10:46am

By Simon Perry

Democracy Matters: Use Your Vote

Democracy Matters: Use Your Vote

Make sure you use your vote and not regret it for the next four years.

Monday, 1st June, 2009 6:53pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments