Monthly Archives: September 2018

Brexit Resignation

At the back of my mind there is the anxiety people will get so bored with the daily diet of Brexit stodge going around and around the gut getting nowhere, its deleterious impact will lose strength and voters will forget what … Continue reading

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The Equaliser 2 – a review

This is a film that is both very good and very bad. Good bits are the photography, the acting, the special affects and the violent deaths. Oh, and a fine gale force storm in the last fifteen minutes. The bad … Continue reading

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Car News: Home or Car?

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten about car ownership, plus some good bits Home or car? Car makers offer vehicles more plusher, more comfortable to live in than your home. Can you do without one or the other? The photograph … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Clearances

In my essay ∗The Sorrow and the Shame (∗ the link is at end of this piece) I discuss some of the issues that caused and helped protract the infamous Highland Clearances, an attempt at ethnic cleansing in any dictionary, … Continue reading

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BlacKKKlansman – a review

Well, this unusual subject is a very pleasant surprise. After the Cannes Festival premier I’d heard through the grapevine co-writer-director Spike Lee was ‘back on form’, but his film is a lot more than a personal success. The plot is based … Continue reading

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Car News: EU Licence Gone

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten about car ownership, plus some good bits One inevitable consequence of English telling Europeans they’re meddling foreigners looms on our man-made dystopian horizon. UK driving licences are likely to be invalid on the continent from April … Continue reading

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The Power of the SNP

Open a newspaper any day, any week and you’ll read any number of right-wing inspired news smears of the SNP claiming it an authoritarian party, so right-wing it’s fascist. Since newspapers are predominately right-wing you’d think they be very happy about … Continue reading

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