Monthly Archives: April 2011

Decline and Fall: No 7 in an occasional series

Well, well. A third entry in this series in just two days. At this rate, I may need to re-title it. One of my great passions in life is music. I can’t play, I can’t sing and I’m not a … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 6 in an occasional series

Here’s another in my little series documenting the terminal decline of once-great Britain. If you recall, this was the country that built a vast empire thanks to the intrepid, enterprising fearlessness and stiff upper lip of the British chap. Even … Continue reading

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Waxing about bikinis and global hotties…

Today’s Guardian includes this article about the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a recent Spring flights advertisement from Ryanair. The ad features a girl in a bikini and was the subject of a complaint because the destinations on offer were … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 5 in an occasional series

We’re back in the UK after three passport checks within our exit and entry points – two areas described as ‘secure’. I have been at a loss to understand how it is that so many people manage to enter the … Continue reading

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Some advice for hitherto deaf ears..

Well, I said that posting would be intermittent. Obviously, what I should have said was that posting would be next to non-existent. It is very difficult to become sufficiently animated about the UK’s descent into collective, paranoid hysteria when living … Continue reading

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A bientôt

I’m off on my travels for a couple of weeks and so blogging will be intermittent. Please don’t go away! While I’m gone, do feast your minds on this piece of lunacy! Such irony that the advocates for this sort … Continue reading

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Vegetarians are destroying the environment..

As a public service to you, dear reader, I thought I would deconstruct this wonderful piece of media hysteria from today’s Independent. Britain’s taste for cheap food that’s killing Brazil’s ‘other wilderness’ An “upside-down forest” of small trees with deep … Continue reading

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Pro-celebrity policing

According to today’s Independent, “Celebrities, MPs and senior officers are being sounded out about becoming powerful police commissioners in moves to hand control of forces to directly elected officials”. And who are these celebrities, MPs and senior officers? Well, for … Continue reading

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When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading*

One of my many false starts in life was a short-lived career in state-sector teaching: I loved the teaching bit but loathed the staff rooms’ all-pervading sense of gloom, hopelessness and pupil traumatic stress disorder. I quickly realised that almost … Continue reading

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One law for us…

It’s increasingly rare, these days, for journalists to churn out anything other than the anodyne press releases and briefings with which they are provided. Here is an exception. To quote Dr Richard North, rise up and slaughter them.

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