Monthly Archives: January 2019

Referendum Chaos

Is there no end to the rubbish? May’s plan is rejected Just as expected, but no plan B Two year fixations led to her humiliation. It’s her plan or nothing She has no desire to change Others might conspire Intensity … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde on journalism

‘The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.’ https://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n14/john-pemble/the-only-true-throne Chris

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Funny right up to the end

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Slavery and the US Constitution 1787-1860

…all slaves of a particular state are to be counted as three-fifths of a white person.1 the States were divided into different interests not by their…size…but principally from their having or not having slaves.2 Future President Madison Slavery caused mayhem … Continue reading

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Very bad news

Doctor: I have some bad news and some very bad news. Patient: Well, I might as well have the bad news first. Doctor: The lab called with your test results. They said you had 24 hours to live. Patient: 24 … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan and Ollie (Steve Coogan and John C Reilly)

This film resonated on so many levels that it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly why I was bowled over. The final scene in Ireland showed the debt that Morecambe and Wise owed to them but there was so much more. The … Continue reading

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Sub-editor needed urgently

Richard M Naomi

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Yes Doctor, no Doctor, three bags full Doctor

I’ve been confined in hospital just five times in the last fifty years. Firstly in Hackney’s German hospital, then Hackney General followed by Romford’s Oldchurch. My final hospitalisation was in the new Queen’s  Hospital, Romford. As a consequence, I’ve made … Continue reading

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Andy

Andy was a type one diabetic He lived with that condition for years So many years, he became blasé about it Insulin injections commonplace. A big man, by any standards, And a personality to match He communicated easily With all … Continue reading

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A step too far: part two

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