Monthly Archives: June 2018

An Auld Sang Still Sung

Murray Foote former Daily Record editor – 3-times Newspaper of the Year Truculence is a lovely word. I have other favourites such as somnambulant and wind – not the intestinal kind – and confluence, words that slide off the tongue. ‘Truculence’ … Continue reading

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Sicario 2 – a review

I chose the publicity still above because the image gives a good impression of the look to the follow-up of the superb Sicario of 2015. The cold evening light on a day’s desert heat silhouettes the dusty figure of a hired … Continue reading

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Car News: “No Brexit Dividend”

Your weekly guide to all that’s rotten in the auto industry, plus a few good bits Another car giant complains Brexit will break it. BMW says it will be forced to close its production sites in the UK, putting 8,000 … Continue reading

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Western – a review

Western – a title meant to be symbolic – reminds me in some ways of the Polish workers I have around me as I write this review, grouped to assist with the heavy construction work recreating a Roman garden. They chatter … Continue reading

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Car News: Boss Arrested

Your weekly guide to all that’s rotten in the auto industry, plus some good bits The chief executive of Audi has been arrested at his home, the most senior Volkswagen official to be taken into custody over the emissions cheating … Continue reading

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Hereditary – a review

Choosing a film depends a lot on one’s mood on the day. I glimpse at headlines as a kind of insurance that the choice of film I want to see will be half-decent at worst and I won’t feel cheated … Continue reading

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Car News: Spare Part Prices

Your weekly guide to all that’s rotten in the auto industry, plus some good bits All of us are forced to buy a spare part for our car at some time in its life, usually at its annual service or just … Continue reading

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