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Front line

I’m watching live a Sky coverage from Hong Kong, awestruck by the bravery of their correspondent Alex Crawford, and her crew. There are journalists, and then there are heroes.

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More than a feeling

September 28, 2019 Leave a comment

There’s a new series available for bingeing on Sky. ‘City on a Hill’ is set in 20th century Boston, and gives Kevin Bacon an opportunity to show his stuff on something more developed than those EE ads.

Grab it.

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Stuffed

September 28, 2019 Leave a comment

I have just seen an ad on telly, telling me to be prepared for Brexit.

Won’t bother because it isn’t going to happen. The majority voted to leave but the minority won’t allow it.

If that’s how it goes, I want my Scottish passport, Now.

Categories: General, Politics

WGAF?

September 26, 2019 Leave a comment

Princess Beatrice gets engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
— Read on news.sky.com/story/princess-beatrice-gets-engaged-to-edoardo-mapelli-mozzi-11819868

Categories: General, Pics

God bless the child

September 25, 2019 Leave a comment

Trans man to find out if he can be legally recognised as child’s father
— Read on news.sky.com/story/trans-man-to-find-out-if-he-can-be-legally-recognised-as-childs-father-11817963

In all this nobody seems to be representing the best interests of the child.

The Supreme Court will have a field day with it.

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Perverse

September 24, 2019 5 comments

The Supreme Court has ruled effectively that in future, Prime Ministers must seek the approval of Gina Miller or someone like her for every major decision they make.

I didn’t vote for Ms Miller; nobody did. I didn’t vote for a single member of the Supreme Court. I didn’t vote for Boris either, but somewhere along the line I feel that I have been cheated.

Parliamentary democracy has just been shot in the head.

Categories: General, Politics

Empty

September 23, 2019 Leave a comment

Is this a hidden job creation project, another attack on employers, or just shameless, irresponsible electioneering bullshit?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49798357

Categories: General, Politics

Climb down

September 19, 2019 Leave a comment

I am a ‘named person’. The name is Granddad.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-49753980

Categories: General, Politics

No, I am simply ignoring this child

September 19, 2019 Leave a comment
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QFR

September 19, 2019 Leave a comment
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No comment

September 15, 2019 Leave a comment

I don’t like to involve myself in another country’s politics but Trump is hard to ignore. All that I will say is that he has his distractors and his supporters; in my extended family, there are both.

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/15/donald-trump-nuts-impeachment-25th-amendment-2020-election

Categories: General, Politics

Ordure

September 15, 2019 Leave a comment

Last night, awaiting the start of Match of the Day, I was treated to trailers for a BBCiii series, Heartbreak Holiday.

It gave me a warm feeling to know that from next year my household will have to fork out a disproportionate amount of its net income to pay for utter shite like that.

Categories: General, Politics

Karine

September 15, 2019 Leave a comment

Going through my music library this morning, on the big sound, I came upon one I don’t play too often because I don’t want to endanger my love for it.

‘The Sun’s Coming Over the Hill’ by Karine Polwart.

I reckon it’s the best modern song ever written. Honest.

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Chlorinated

September 14, 2019 Leave a comment

David Cameron: Johnson and Gove acted ‘appallingly’ during Brexit campaign
— Read on news.sky.com/story/david-cameron-second-referendum-cant-be-ruled-out-11808745

You made the mess, then ran away leaving others with an impossible job. Chicken, chicken chicken, looking to deflect the blame on to former colleagues and friends.

Please, people, whatever you think of Boris, don’t buy Cameron’s snivelling book.

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No thanks

September 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Recall Parliament? God forbid. In our household we are enjoying being able to watch telly news free of the boorish, ill-mannered shambles that our House of Commons has become. We don’t want them back.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49671566

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Len McCluskey is a count

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment

But spelling never was my strong point.

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We can do this but we can’t manage our own planet?

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment
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Who’s he again?

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment
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I hate what’s happening in my country.

September 11, 2019 Leave a comment
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Coming soon

September 9, 2019 Leave a comment
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