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Entries from October 18th, 2012

A novel instance of Savile

October 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

I have just started reading David Nobbs’ new novel The Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger (thanks Jane!) and came across something very interesting on page 12. The hero, Sir Gordon Coppinger, is wondering whether the press had information about an infidelity of his and whether they would write anything about it: He was invulnerable […]

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The planning problem

October 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

Earlier today I came across something that quoted from the Tory plans to relax planning regulations and save the country by building conservatories, and a thought struck me. Cameron (and Clegg) were talking about legislation to make it harder for residents to hold up development and for building to go ahead on the green belt […]

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Praise for Sky

October 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

As a card-carrying leftie I don’t want to like anything connected to Rupert Murdoch, but sometimesI can’t help it. Obviously there is the Times crossword, but that was around long before he bought it up, and the Bugle podcast which News International kept funding for ages, but somethign has been happening with Sky over the […]

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Ghost town

October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

I made a very rare trip into the town centre last week for a small shopping spree (a few DVDs, some bits of clothing and new bedding) and found it a really depressing experience.I know I am partly to blame for not being a good consumer and only venturing to the shops every couple of […]

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