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Smoker

The difference between Leavers and Remainers is perhaps one of a certain rather fundamental identity. The Leavers see themselves as primarily citizens of Britain, and the Remainers see themselves a citizens of the World (or at least of Europe). We … Continue reading

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Motorised Ashtrays?

This sounded rather amusing: Their relationship has long been fraught with bitter clashes and the sporadic volley of brutal insults. But after decades of feuding, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are currently enjoying a fragile peace and as such, the latter will … Continue reading

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Two Weird Reports

Weird report I saw yesterday: The last cigarette smoked in England will be put out in 2050 – and Bristol’s final smoker will quit in just five years, scientists claim Study commissioned by tobacco giant Philip Morris and conducted by … Continue reading

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The Last and Only Solace

I’ve been digging up stuff about the use of tobacco in wartime: Tobacco is not so much a luxury as an actual necessity to our men at the front – Lieut-Colonel Henry Paul Treeby, Commandant of the East Surrey Depot, 1916 You ask … Continue reading

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Riding The Wave

I was thinking yesterday that people like Jordan Peterson were the new rock/pop icons for the 21st century. Everyone wants to hear them. And they’re singing new songs. And banning Alex Jones is like banning Elvis Presley (or, rather, inducting … Continue reading

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An Evening Out

Emily, me, and Brigitte in a pub garden yesterday evening. Photo taken on Brigitte’s mobile phone by an Australian visitor: Brigitte, me, and Emily in the Smoky Drinky Bar later on: Brigitte’s now gone back to Liverpool, and Emily and … Continue reading

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A New Minority

Later on today, I’ll be welcoming two guests. Emily and Brigitte are arriving this afternoon. Brigitte’s going to stay one night. Emily three nights. What’s remarkable about it is that I’ve never met either of them in the flesh. I’ve … Continue reading

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