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What is the World’s Most Serious and Pressing Problem?

A couple of things caught my eye this morning. The first was a headline in the Sun: Theresa May scraps Brexit vote and vows to beg EU for a new deal – but they’ve already said they WON’T renegotiate But … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Whatever They Want It To Be

I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely, because I don’t think that the European political class is going to allow it to happen. In their view, it was a mistake to have ever asked Britons in 2016 whether … Continue reading

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Lost For Words

I wake up every day thinking about the smoking ban. Most days I have nothing new to think about it. In fact most days I have nothing new to think about anything. Or at least not initially. But after I’ve … Continue reading

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Donkey Apocalypse

I don’t know about anyone else, but these days I’m beginning to suffer from Severe News Overdose Reaction Trauma ( SNORT). Among today’s headlines that have caused me to inhale sharply: “God Help Us” – British Army Readied In Case … Continue reading

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A Pub Garden Conversation

I occasionally get talking to people in pub gardens. And yesterday was one of those days. I got talking to some people who I’ve occasionally talked to before. One of them had even completed my ISIS smokers’ survey years before. … Continue reading

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Broken

There’s no substitute for experience. You have to be there, and watch it happening. In the Department of Engineering of the University of Bristol, I used to watch big engines breaking concrete and wooden beams and columns. It was a … Continue reading

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Plus ça change

There was a debate in the UK parliament on the EU Withdrawal Bill yesterday. During it one of the MPs fell asleep, it seems. It summed it all up nicely. And that’s the only thing that seems to have been … Continue reading

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