Monthly Archives: November 2016

Rock Star Sturgeon

Without as much as a red face the BBC announced it was “troubled” by technical gremlins in its attempts to show Scotland how well Scotland’s First Minister was received by the Irish Government in her two-day visit to the Republic. … Continue reading

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Something For Nothing Society

This is about car ‘welfare’, the interest in massive subsidies the UK government gives the automobile industry so we can buy that ideal car. ‘Privatisation’ means the opposite of a company able to stand on its own feet without government help. The … Continue reading

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JK – Monstre Sacré

With Fantastic Beasts breaking box office records, (I’ll come to the actual film review later) and JK Rowling using her Twitter time to exploit her millions of avid followers as vassals for her anti-SNP propaganda, it’s time to take a … Continue reading

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Losing the I-Pace Race

  Just as the loving embrace of Tories with Ukip combine to pull us out of European co-operation and friendship, Jaguar Cars announce their first all-electric vehicle, an into-the-21st-century SUV, a belated but significant revolution for British built cars. More … Continue reading

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Trump – Now What?

With power handed to both US chambers of Congress and the president Republican, what have the dis-United Kingdom Unionists got to say about Britain’s “special relationship” with an undesirable “one-party state?” If voting figures are to be believed, over forty million … Continue reading

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Arrival – a review

Having watched Amy Adams slow burn intensity in the thriller Nocturnal Animals it was odd to see her give almost the same performance in Arrival, her latest offering, a science fiction story this time. We get the same type of … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Animals – a review

This is one bleak, violent movie. And a superb psychological crime thriller. There is a sequence a few minutes past the opening titles of a family harassed by thugs on a lonely Texan desert road in the night. Writer and director Tom … Continue reading

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