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The race for The White House – tales of love and loss.

So, it’s Polling Day again, nearly anyway. Don’t it come around quickly ! I’ve managed to avoid most of the campaigning news, apart from the headlines, and probably won’t get worked up about who wins or loses, though I do have a preference. I’m saddened and worn down by the realisation that through the last… Continue reading The race for The White House – tales of love and loss.

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Hell, I wish I’d been there…..

...amongst the cheering crowd to welcome Fidel and Che to Havana after the hated Batiste had fled.... ....when Martin Luther King told of his dream ... ... to hear Steve Biko’s testimony ... ...standing by the roadside when Nelson Mandela walked up the road holding Winnie’s hand ... ...to march against the Iraq War when… Continue reading Hell, I wish I’d been there…..

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Just another banking rant…

The latest banking scandal involving Barclays (not to mention the additional scandal of banks miss-selling policies to small businesses) has deepened that sense of betrayal that we all feel about how the financial world, driven by it’s hog-like greed for more, has brought us to this sorry impasse where economies struggle and working people, having… Continue reading Just another banking rant…

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If I ruled the world, every day would be …………

In the last few days I’ve been agettin’ to wonderin’ where old England will be in 100 years time. This was prompted by a comment I heard on the radio about British politicians being somewhat inflated in the apparent influence that Britain still has in the world, and, when faced with an opportunity to be… Continue reading If I ruled the world, every day would be …………

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Trouble at t’ Mill, Pedro.

There is a challenge brewing in Europe – and we should be concerned. Any schoolboy history of the 20th Century will tell you that a divided Europe can be a devastating one. It’s for that reason that I have always been pro-Europe – pro-membership. It’s always seemed common sense to me to be involved and… Continue reading Trouble at t’ Mill, Pedro.

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Don’ let yer manure pile stink

I jus' gotta say afor we start I'll try to speak real like but I might slip into my ol'country ways and terms - don' mean no offence - don' take nun - well, we got a coupla Councillors round these parts. Always got something to say about this n that and they’re kickin up… Continue reading Don’ let yer manure pile stink

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I did not have sex with that woman

The “No to AV” campaign leaflet from the Conservative Party dropped through our door last night. (Remember, this referendum is not about party politics, it’s about a fair voting system, I just mention that it’s from the Torys because it was headed up that way.) I thought it worth a little scrutiny, so let’s begin:… Continue reading I did not have sex with that woman