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The Impotence of Being Earnest
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Corbyn – the leading player or the laconic Fool? In Shakespearean tragedy the Fool is often the wise head who sees what the serious players cannot see. In Shakespearean comedy the Fool often owns a tragic edge that peeps from … Continue reading

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Twilight at Gwern ddu
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                                                                         Twilight at Gwern ddu … Continue reading

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Amelia, Abigail & Charlie Thomas & Labour’s Choice
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Why it’s a matter of personal interest I have two great nieces – Amelia and Abigail –  and a great nephew, Charlie Thomas. I see less of them than I’d like but like most people these days I see lots … Continue reading

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Kiss & Tell…..William Tell at the royal opera house
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William Tell – Royal Opera House​ – 5th July – Kiss & Tell There is one scene in this production which aptly summarises the gratuitous perversity of its whole. It occurred not long after the now infamous “rape” a la … Continue reading

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Charles Kennedy RIP
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Charles Kennedy RIP: I am genuinely sad to learn of the death of Charles Kennedy. He was still a young man although perhaps his greatest days sadly were behind him. Nevertheless, he was one of the very few politicians who … Continue reading

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Game of thrones III – a rough Guide to the Wars of the roses
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Game of thrones III – Lancaster bombs and York’s son rises: Some events no sooner have passed than they are bound with a tissue of myth. It is part of our cultural response to certain events – the assassination of JFK … Continue reading

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Humble Pie Day
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Humble Pie Day: One must never be grudging or bitter about being wrong. I have been completely wrong before about election results so being completely wrong again is not a surprise to me. I wrote the paragraph below at 2 … Continue reading

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Made in Chelsea made me think……
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The poor are always with us…. Last night I caught a few minutes of a TV series dedicated to ‘the haves’ of our nation –  Made in Chelsea. It chronicles the lives and loves of a group of affluent young people in … Continue reading

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The Last Word….
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I have avoided commenting on the debates in detail mainly because we all reveal our own (party) prejudices inevitably in listening to discussion – even when we agree with a speaker –  and we tend to hear the things that … Continue reading

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United we Stand – divided they rule – the politics of the Union
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United we stand? Party politicians on all sides should be chary about the tactics they employ in this general election over the political legitimacy of potential coalition partners – for they may have effects which are unexpected and potentially irreversible. … Continue reading

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