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Leonard Cohen for Nobel Prize 2018

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I could have screamed When, some years ago, An idiot tenant confessed, “Oh I’ve never voted, in any election”. Recently, that same Non-voter, had a water problem A leak, going into the flat below his Coming, from somewhere in his … Continue reading

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With the result of the Corbyn / Smith election The membership’s – unequivocal rejection of Smith It should also tell the Parliamentary Labour MPs, Ordinary members, don’t like their attitude. I wouldn’t be as magnanimous as Jeremy Who it seems, … Continue reading

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Our Village

It’s a metaphor because in many ways our council estate of 146 dwellings (in three tower blocks) can be seen in much the same way as a large hamlet of old somewhere in rural Yorkshire or any other place in … Continue reading

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Democracy: The London Borough of Havering (2)

(Chris and Del)

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Drug Laws: an echo of fascism

Mao Zedong, North Korea’s Kim dynasty, Hitler and Stalin attempted to control individual choices using the finest 20th Century techniques. Their ferocious efforts led to millions of deaths. They made every attempt to eradicate their enemies, all their enemies! And … Continue reading

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History was reversed at the Millennium Without blood, without a whimper No- one noticed. A silent revolution that Swept like a few grams of ricin Through an over- crowded prison. But these revolutionaries wanted fearful people Not heaps of corpses. … Continue reading

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