Monthly Archives: August 2015

Stop Pretending

Writing about the US political scene last night, I started out by saying that the UK smoking ban had changed my outlook on life in all sorts of ways, and moved me from left of centre to right of centre. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on The Candidates

I didn’t pay much attention to the last US presidential election. In fact, I didn’t pay much attention to the last two US presidential elections. I haven’t really noticed Barack Obama at all. I vaguely remember that he seemed to come … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism Doesn’t Work

It used to just be tobacco smoke. Now it’s everything. Spectator: The contagious madness of the new PC It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend. It’s as if … Continue reading

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Discovering Pauline Boty

My mind’s a complete blank tonight. But today I discovered someone I’d never heard of before: Pauline Boty. She was a pop artist, actress, dancer, and famous beauty in early 60s London. She was at the centre of early 60s … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Cat

I came across a sentence in an article I was reading: “statistics are… just cold hard facts.” I disagreed immediately. I don’t think statistics are “cold hard facts”. I think they’re fuzzy facts. Or even elastic facts that can be … Continue reading

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Hello World

An excursion. One of the delights of comments is that people occasionally toss in something that sends me off exploring topics that I never normally consider. And it was a comment by Some French Bloke a couple of nights back, … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Stock Market Crash

Former Gordon Brown aide Damian McBride: Cashpoint was open, and no queue, so I got money out easy. And then strolled across the road to my usual ‘rallying point’, the local pub. Where I bought a beer – because basically, … Continue reading

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