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The pointlessness of politics

An exciting clash of political Titans today, as Sion Simon, former Labour MP for somewhere random in Birmingham and former minister for something that sounds so dull I think my skull will explode if I even type it, is reported to have … Continue reading

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

As the date and time of this post shows, I didn’t manage to get to work this morning, the weekend’s heavy snow and the consequent collapse of large parts of the public transport system having foiled my attempts this morning to … Continue reading

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How dare everyone not read the books I like!

Edward Docx is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it any more. Not, as you might think, at Mr and Mrs Docx, for landing him with such a silly-looking surname, but with Steig Larsson and Dan Brown, … Continue reading

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Wiki Leakage

The world and his wife have been enjoying this week’s revelations, courtesy of WikiLeaks, of what American diplomats actually think about – more or less everyone in the world, actually. I’m almost surprised that those busy bees in the American … Continue reading

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And I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords

One of the compensations of edging towards forty is the thought that, even should World War Three break out, at that age you are unlikely to be subject to military conscription. Now, I know that (a) World War Three does not … Continue reading

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The Pope is dope

I can only assume that the media is short of other news, since the visit to this country of Pope Benedict XVI, or Benny the Ball as those of us who don’t know him from Adam have come to call … Continue reading

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Glittering Prizes (2015 edit)

Ho to the Guardian agane, for the inspiration for this week’s entry (yes, I really should change my newspaper, especially since the editor seems to have decided that because the consensus is that this decade will be the new ’70s/’80s, he … Continue reading

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