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Why Star Wars Sucks (And Other Click-Bait)

Less than a month ago, just as Sir John Chilcot was taking the batteries out of his doorbell and gaffer taping his letterbox shut,...
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Brexit Stage Left

In the hours after the Brexit vote was declared, I felt an uncomfortable numbness in my stomach, and a whine like a lightbulb about...
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Asking The Dog What Shoes To Wear

I haven’t written anything on this blog for quite some time. Partly this has been down to laziness. I’ve got a bit too comfortable...
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Global Parochialism For Sale

Sometimes (but very rarely) I get bored enough to mooch through a shopping centre. Even more rarely still, I’ll buy something. More often than...
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Will The Real IDS Please Stand Up

The past day and a half have been a gift that keeps on giving. It shows no sign of letting up just yet. For...
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Scared By Something Simple

I should probably pre-empt this week’s blog post with an apology, to try and insulate myself from the barrage of abuse I’ll face from...
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Political Football For Dummies

Before I start today’s blog post, I’m going to assault you. I’ve going to bash you over the head with some statements that may...
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The Britishness Index

I was reminded a couple of days ago about a phrase that has snuck into the Government’s guidelines, designed to prevent radicalisation and acts...
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Play Your Cards Right

Tea, hot crumpets and cards. A little wink, kiss and cuddle. Understated but understood – my favourite combination. When I first met the woman...
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The Fanatic, His Wife and their Miracle Boy

I was reminded today of a couple I used to know. It’s been at least a decade since I saw either of them. I’m...