Category Archives: Politics – the girl who kicked the ballot box

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Flying the Flag… for what, exactly?

I’m always a bit wary about getting involved in the politics of another country. In truth, I’m pretty wary about getting involved in the politics of my own country these days given the online echo chambers if you agree with … Continue reading

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Letter from America / World Watch Out

I’ll say one thing about that Donald Trump. He’s going to be good for artistic creation. As you may have read in my last post I had the germ of an idea for a Twilight Zone type story which had … Continue reading

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Back to the (No) Future

  You have to hand it to The Donald – he has succeeded in uniting the world. The show of solidarity across nations is impressive. Particularly with women. Particularly with people who won’t be taken in by grubby, rabble-rousing politics … Continue reading

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The New Normal? (Looking out for a hero)

Does it seem that this big bad world can’t get any worse? Have the deepest pits of depravity been well and truly plumbed? It’s a living visceral nightmare with wall-to-wall shootings, beheadings, burnings, bomb-blasts, lifeless floating bodies – any horror … Continue reading

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You’re havin’ a laugh!

So Nicola Sturgeon is going to wow the Americans on The Daily Show… Does she know she’s been billed as a comedian? It’s true! That must give The Krankies hope to break the American market. All they have to do … Continue reading

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Sixty Glorious Years!

Once upon a time it was terribly uncool to say you watched – far less liked – the Eurovision Song Contest. Now it seems the very opposite is true. So when BBC Breakfast presenters like Louise Minchin confirm with a … Continue reading

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From Maw Broon to Nippy Sweeties

Apart from the obvious benefits of spending time with friends in Italy, it’s pretty good being away from the whole sorry farce that is the British general election. In particular the tartan spin part which is like the school wallflower … Continue reading

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