From the daily archives:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Short Piece About Flooding

January 30, 2014

Ok – it’s raining a lot at the moment. This is nothing new. We have a lot of rain in our Northern European climate. But, if, as a nation, we are incapable of dealing with rain, and, if, with monotonous regularity, people are having their houses flooded and their lives ruined, then that surely is […]

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An argument in favour of the United Kingdom

January 30, 2014

As a Welshman, I feel at the moment like I’m on a sinking ship, and, as I look towards the horizon I can see the lifeboat marked London swimming off into the distance towards some kind of lovely tropical island, another lifeboat marked South East England, going in roughly the same direction whilst a third […]

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#846: 1982, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, The Message

January 30, 2014

Sometimes in life, we get a pleasant surprise. This happened to me yesterday, when I heard that Grandmaster Flash is to play a gig in a pub in Cornwall in March. That’s right, Grandmaster Flash is playing a gig in a pub in Cornwall. Cornwall is a lot of things to a lot of people, […]

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Scottish Independence: There is no need for Plan B

January 30, 2014

Yesterday, the Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney gave an extremely considered and well articulated viewpoint of monetary union under Scottish independence. Yet, the No campaign immediately latched onto yet more false pretence scaremongering that Carney had effectively stated that Alex Salmond’s plans for sterling use were a busted flush, and that he urgently needs […]

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