Monthly Archives: August 2017

Leonard Cohen for Nobel Prize 2018

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David Davis on Brexit

“Do you want to believe the evidence of your own eyes, or do you want to believe me?” Groucho Marx

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A pre-natal class

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands. “Gentlemen remember you’re in this together. It wont hurt you to go walking with your wife. In fact the shared experience is good for both of you.” The room suddenly … Continue reading

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How a ‘tyrant’ did me a favour

Having completed my five year apprenticeship I decided that travelling all over the country wasn’t for me. Building sites from Scotland to the West Country usually with some grim digs that I had to find for myself all added up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paul McGrath~ Back from the brink: The Autobiography

Paul McGrath’s autobiography is a must read. It’s honest, brutally honest and oh-my-god honest. McGrath was brought up in a children’s home where discipline was ‘robust’. As a black boy, in racist Catholic Ireland, McGrath suffered tremendously. His natural athleticism … Continue reading

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The Defunct Prime Minister

The political sharks, are circulating They won’t hesitate; They taste, defeat A weakened mortal morsel, Is now just – faded bait. Does she wait in anticipation For the fatal stab in the back Will she jump before, the push, or … Continue reading

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Rudolf Hess, Rolf Harris and humanitarian sentencing

“There is to my mind no justification for keeping Hess in prison any longer. He is 88. He has been in prison for 40 years. He has been without the company of other prisoners for over 16 years. Humanitarian reasons … Continue reading

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