Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Death of the special relationship”? Poppycock!

There’s been an hysterical outpouring of angst over the “death of the special relationship”, following that Commons vote and the ill-advised comments of William Hague about a need for national soul-searching.  The Sun has devoted its front page to an … Continue reading

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“I have a dream”

Or rather, I’ve had a dream.  Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again.  No no.  Scrub that.  Wrong story.  That was Daphne du Maurier in “Rebecca”.  Last night I had a dream that I woke up in 1800.  … Continue reading

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Message to Cameron on Syria: Don’t Go There!

There is absolutely no question that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is an appalling development, and an affront to basic human rights.  It is shocking.  And there is little doubt in my mind, based on the news coverage … Continue reading

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A Message on the 2014 European Elections

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Energy: Good news and less good news

Two energy stories caught my eye yesterday.  The first is remarkably good news.  Little Estonia, up there by the Baltic, has become the world’s first country to get all its power from shale. In my excitement I Tweeted the news, mistakenly … Continue reading

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In Praise of Poland

I was a bit taken aback to find a comment on my blog saying: ”I know you as a party don’t like the Poles, and especially those who come to live and work in the UK”.  It came from someone calling … Continue reading

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There are no Hospices for foxes

The redoubtable Clarissa Dixon Wright recently Tweeted calling for donors to boycott the RSPCA.  I endorsed her call, and for good measure I extended it to the RSPB (which has campaigned in favour of wind farms, which kill millions of birds … Continue reading

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