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I don’t believe them for a second. Politicians perpetually tell you one thing, when they mean another. What they are implementing may well be the exact right thing to do, but because they are steered by think-tanks, focus groups and PR arseholes, they feel compelled to spin illogical drivel, when the truth should already be...
I write as a non-American, but one who has watched, consumed and responded to American culture and it’s far reaching effect on my world.  Firstly, forget all the clichés which are usually trotted out about being divided by a common language.  Just as Scots experience the culture of England, our nearest neighbour, so do we...
What a huge pile of stinking, sloppy steaming turds we are being served, on the subject of employee contracts at the moment!  It’s been common, in recent times, to hear people bemoan the lack of spelling, grammar, and correct use of English in public discourse.  We laugh, when we receive a badly written CV.  We...
This is for the benefit of my English friend’s, who don’t know what to think about the current political arguments concerning Scottish independence. Personally, I’m against independence, as are the majority of people in Scotland.  Financially, it could work, but there would be 20 years of grief, that I’d rather do without.  And frankly, I’m just not...
Let me ask you this.  If the Conservative and Labour parties are so diametrically opposed, how can anyone vote for one of those parties, and later on vote for the other?  Could it really be true that people in the United Kingdom are so fickle that they change from being in favour of the business...
In some schools, it is fashionable to treat instances of bullying by bringing together the bully and the victim to “talk it out” and resolve their differences.  This is seen as even handed, and means the bully is not stigmatised and sees the error of his ways.  Conversely it also serves to blame the victim...
How bloody ridiculous is this poster?  By using Nick Griffin as a Poster Boy for the NO TO AV campaign, the opposite side in the referendum are shooting themselves, and their reasonable argument, right in the foot.  AV will indeed make it more difficult for extremist parties to get elected, but will also go some...
You’ll have noticed that I do this in my blog.  I tend to ask questions aloud about topics I don’t entirely comprehend, rather than tell you how angry I am about something, and tell you how my opinion matters more than anyone else’s. [OK, sometimes I’m blunt and opinionated] This applies again to this topic,...
The festive period, that 6 week duration stretching from Thanksgiving (celebrated in the USA on the 4th Thursday of November) to the first week of the New Year, accounts for some 78% of all family visits made throughout the year. This shows that we are reminded of a need or obligation to make this effort,...
This is a repost of an article I published anonymously on another website earlier this year. I did so because I wrongly thought I shouldn’t be seen to provoke the journalists I am complaining about.  I now think I should have put my name to it. ———————————– I’ll keep this short.  I am disgusted at the...
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