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Brexit’s Litmus Test

I am not quite as far to the left as Owen Jones and don’t agree with everything he says. But he does make some compelling arguments. Renationalising the railways is one, and it’s not a particularly controversial...

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Trump Buys Hitler Phone

More than seventy years ago, Hitler sent out orders from the Fuhrerbunker to exterminate the Jews, to wage war on the Allies and to eliminate his opponents at home. All from his own personal telephone. At the end of the war, the...

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The Brink of Brexit

The triggering of Article 50, the mechanism for the UK ‘s departure from the EU, is impending. If things go to plan, or at least to the Tory plan, the document will be signed, sealed and delivered to Brussels within 6...

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The Office

Rail fares are going to be shaken up to try and clamp down on train operators selling  expensive tickets when cheaper tickets are available. The practice in question is referred to a split ticketing. There’s even a little...

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Bridge of Sighs

You don’t have to be University Challenge calibre, but the better educated amongst you will be able to place this piece of architecture in a flash. You won’t need to be a great oarsmen either, as this crosses no...

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The Brexican

What does one call a Mexican British combo? Britican? Mexglish? I think a more fitting title, given recent political developments, would be a Brexican. The combo I’m referring to is Mrs P, my Mexican bride who now, finally...

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Day of Shame

Today a conman takes over the presidency of the USA. A probable rapist, a sexual offender, a corrupt businessman. A man with contempt for everyone, yet with skin so thin, flaying would not be much of a punishment for his...

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Piper NV Smart Alarm

Last September we had an uninvited visitor to our home. He won’t be back for at least two years. Possibly four if he doesn’t behave himself. But regardless, one has decided to upgrade the security arrangements at...

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