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To refer or not to refer

January 21st, 2013 · Comments Off · Politics

Whenever there is discussion about Britain’s place in Europe there is one argument that always gets trotted out in favour of a referendum; that most of us never got a chance to vote last time round because we were too young or not even born. By that logic we should have a referendum on EU […]

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The Eurovote

October 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

What a good evening it has been this evening. In the early evening Jayne and I watched Cop Out on DVD (v. amusing. Both enjoyed it, and it only cost three quid) then I listened to the end of the West Ham game on Radio Five Live Extra (One-nil to the Hammers) and rounded it […]

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Pretty colours

September 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

A quick quiz: who knows what this picture is?

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Silver linings

June 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Politics

I find it is good for the nerves to not get too wound up about stuff, to try and remain sanguine in the face of adversity, and to look on the bright side.  It is something I have been trying to do for some time now, hence the appearance of being semi-detached at times. In […]

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Comedy election material

May 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics

I got home from work today to find a pile of comedy election leaflets.

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Not the Eurovision

May 16th, 2009 · Comments Off · Music

I may watch part of Eurovision tonight, just to see how well Patricia Kaas does.  I think I would be more likely to watch it if Germany entered Tanzwut in the competition.   In case anybody thought I had invented the idea of Tanzwut (the medieval metal band featuring bagpipes) here is proof that they exist: […]

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Business as usual

May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Politics

Undeterred by all the doom and gloom, we had a busy weekend in Horsham, delivering European election material, and we are all pleased with our efforts. We took a large pile of newspapers and worried that we were being over-ambitious, but with delivering sessions on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon we got through […]

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We are all Europeans now

May 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics

At the moment I am reading a history of the 1970s and enjoying it a lot more than I expected to.   Last night I was at the section covering Britain’s entry to the Common Market and there was an interesting poll about attitudes at the time.

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This time it’s war!

February 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music

In a throwback to the pre-colour TV days, it looks like England and France are both taking the Eurovision song contest seriously this year, although their approaches are slightly different.

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Artful dodger

January 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

David Cerny must be laughing himself hoarse about the fuss over his sculpture.  Not just at the chance to have a pop at every other country but for the wide-boy chancer way he got the commission and let the EU think the work was getting the involvement of artists from all the other countries.

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