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I blame the parents

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A layabout’s interview in a Job Centre

Layabout: I’m looking for a job. Anything will do but it’s got to be well paid and not too strenuous. Clerk: Perfect timing. We’ve just had a request for a minder for a billionaire’s nymphomaniac teenage daughter. £100k pa and … Continue reading

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The British Army’s Global Delusions

Ben Wallace is the latest in a long line of British Defence Secretaries who pander to the Chiefs of Staff and the armaments industry. He was born into a military family and educated at Sandhurst, Britain’s principal military college. He … Continue reading

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Vote Sadomasochism!

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What would Jesus do?

I found £20 in a carpark and felt really pleased. But also, a little bit guilty as I picked it up. So, as I always do when I have a problem, I asked myself, “What would Jesus do?” So, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Top Gun: Maverick (Tom Cruise) (2022)

This film is absolutely tremendous if and only if, you park your brains in a locker and put your critical faculties into neutral. Luckily that’s exactly what I did and unimpaired by either of those inconveniences I wallowed in a … Continue reading

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A Heat-wave Cartoon

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Black Lives Matter: Billie Holiday’s song ‘Strange Fruit’

Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” is now recognized as one of the greatest recordings of all time, being named to the Songs of the Century list by the National Endowment of the Arts. But this powerfully mournful song was almost never … Continue reading

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A Conservative economic triumph: a new Food Bank


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Lady Chatterley’s maid demands a raise

Maid: “I’d like a raise.” Lady Chatterley: “Why do you deserve a raise? Maid: “Two reasons. I’m a better cook than you.” Lady Chatterley: “Who told you?” Maid: “Your husband. And I’m better in bed than you are as well.” … Continue reading

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