Monthly Archives: January 2015

Greece – One Cool Dude

    Waiting for the IMF wolves to circle I’m allowing the new political situation in Greece a few days to settle into its chosen path before writing about it, but the signs so far are very encouraging. I’d like … Continue reading

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Pothole Paradise

  A few unkind words on the state of Edinburgh’s roads… Why is it our capital city has a policy of deferred road maintenance, and yet we line up to vote for political parties who believe in  keeping Scotland’s taxes … Continue reading

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Scumbags and Sleazeballs

In bleak midwinter it’s hard to throw off feelings of loathing for those who voted for a corrupt, sleazy Westminster rather than their own government near at home. What were they thinking? Were they thinking at all? Child abuse Apparently … Continue reading

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Terrorism and War on Terrorism

    The murderous events in Paris place the term ‘terrorist’ uppermost in our minds, ubiquitous currency on news bulletins and discussion programmes, and now in every authoritarian politician’s lips intent on ramping up surveillance on citizens. Like everyone else, you watched … Continue reading

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Sex and the Single Girl

   Annus Miserabilis Gosh, golly, just as Her Majesty was looking forward to another annus mirabilis, the new dawn looks more like another annus horribilis, or perhaps terribilis. One of her sons, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, is named in allegations centred … Continue reading

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