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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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Game of Thrones II – a rough Guide to the Wars of the Roses continued…
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A rough Guide to the Wars of the Roses – Part II –  a culture of claim & counter-claim. Edward III: sire of princes & father of the Royal Dukes In addition to the Black Prince, Edward (of Woodstock) Prince of … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones (a rough guide to the wars of the Roses)
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A rough guide to the wars of the Roses – Burying King Richard III Laying to rest the earthly remains of Richard III seems to have dug up a lot of a-historical nonsense long buried by good historical research. In the … Continue reading

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