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Food Bank Britain

December 9, 2014 4:48 pm1 comment
Food Bank Britain

‘Britain Isn’t Eating’ – the first of a series of microplays directed by a collaboration of Guardian journalists and Royal Court theatre-makers published on the 17th November has brought to light the unabashed dismissal from the coalition government in its approach to dealing with the alarming food poverty crisis that […]

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Why Scotland MUST Vote NO.

September 18, 2014 1:06 pm4 comments
Why Scotland MUST Vote NO.

To vote Yes is to end the most successful 307 year union of countries that ever existed.  There has never been a country who devolved into independence that was successful because of its independence. Even Norway, who most Yes voters use as their example, went through an extreme depression after […]

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Upstairs Downton: Flogging the Myth of Nationhood

May 13, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
Upstairs Downton: Flogging the Myth of Nationhood

Sometimes, it seems that if somebody stuck a frock coat or a bodice on a dried-up dog turd, any gullible American tourist might buy it. There’s something of that when it comes to some of our TV programmes. Throw in one of the classics – a Dickens or a Shakespeare or a Bronte – and old Uncle […]

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Rosberg wins F1 Silverstone stunner

July 2, 2013 2:26 pm0 comments
Rosberg wins F1 Silverstone stunner

In many ways, Silverstone and this year’s British Grand Prix will be remembered as a microcosm of the  2013 Formula One season; whether it’s for Nico Rosberg’s edgy victory, Mark Webber’s struggle against the odds, Fernando Alonso’s podium from the midfield or McLaren’s stunning tactical incompetence. The race was marred […]

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Post-Thatcher Britain? Pretty Much the Same as Thatcher Britain

April 18, 2013 12:20 pm0 comments
Post-Thatcher Britain? Pretty Much the Same as Thatcher Britain

My weigh in on the media’s coverage of the death of Margaret Thatcher: my reaction to the reactions.    Whatever you think about Thatcher, old women, strokes, strikes, Tories, the dead; your view was probably echoed thousands of times across the internet last week. At lunchtime on Monday, the web experienced […]

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The New Face Of Britain

April 1, 2013 10:05 am2 comments
The New Face Of Britain

The other half and I went down to Greenwich the other day for a little outing marking our fourteen-month anniversary (yes, alright, we know we’re soppy).  Greenwich, for us as for a lot of the people of Britain, is one of the places that, even though the North-of-the-Riverers never venture […]

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Were the Sixties Swinging?

March 30, 2013 1:39 pm1 comment
Were the Sixties Swinging?

It’s not difficult to see why the 1960’s remains as popular as ever amongst this generation, with its rebelling youth, free speech, music, and fashion. Sixties swinging nostalgia is becoming a new phenomenon with many youngsters today, just like Britpop was in the nineties. However, more youngsters are becoming fascinated […]

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10 Reasons Why George Osborne Shouldn’t Be Chancellor.

March 8, 2013 3:10 pm5 comments
10 Reasons Why George Osborne Shouldn’t Be Chancellor.

I know we shouldn’t blame all of our economic woes on the haughty George Osborne, but someone’s got to own up: 1. He told us that the most important thing is that we keep our triple A credit rating and now we have lost it. So he has failed. For […]

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