On the way home from London on Sunday night I picked up a free copy of ‘Mail on Sunday’ a popular UK newspaper. Inside there was one full page which is the blog of Peter Hitchens. It made thoroughly interesting reading. What I am not sure about is if it is just a complete exercise of “pulling the piss” or if he is any way serious. Either way, it raises some interesting thoughts. If he is just pulling the piss, the amount of responses written by folks who seem to take him seriously is a worry. If he takes himself seriously, is it then a window onto the mental space of a reasonable slice of the UK population? The way in which he represents his opinions is a style which does mirror conversations I have had with folks from the UK which always makes me think about how the UK as a culture, seems to be sliding towards “the lowest common denominator”.