Monthly Archives: October 2018

GMB – a Cockney Clique

The GMB union held a two day strike in Glasgow on behalf of equal pay for women. It is valuable to look at its motivation and what it achieved. They were paid up to £3 an hour less than council … Continue reading

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First Man – a review

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step onto our moon, on July 20, 1969, to be exact. He’s also the first man to screw up his historic lines as he stepped onto the moon. Armstrong is of Scottish descent. … Continue reading

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Car News: SNP Charges On

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten about car ownership, plus some good bits The Scottish Government is to invest nearly £17 million in green transport – good news direct from Scotland’s First (Street Smart) Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Cries of … Continue reading

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Of Shills and Spooks

“And there they are, a hundred thousand protesting students, not rebels, not vandals, not anarchists, just peaceful marchers demanding their government allow greater democratic rights. And how we cheer them along!” Narrator Bob Danvers-Walker, Pathé News, describing a 100,000 marchers … Continue reading

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Car News: The Great Lie

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten about car ownership, plus some good bits The problem lies with most car magazines having morphed into sales rags. Almost all are aimed at boy racers. Their writers might be knowledgeable about how an … Continue reading

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Clergy – a review

This is one hell of a savage movie, a full frontal attack on the Catholic Church, specifically an attack on the Catholic Church of Poland. In Poland the Catholic Church and the ruling political party have condemned it – the … Continue reading

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Car News: A Mini Surprise

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten about car ownership, plus some good bits I popped into my local Mini showroom the other day, a neat, black Art Deco style bijou building befitting the Mini nomenclature. A pre-owned orange Austin Mini … Continue reading

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