Monthly Archives: December 2018

Popular Essays – 2018

Gie’s a brek, pal Grouse Beater is taking a winter break. With the possible exception of reviewing the Australian born historian John Guy’s filmed version of ‘Mary Queen of Scots‘ the only reason for this site not to relax over … Continue reading

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Can Nicola Twerk?

We wait while England steals our silver I can’t think of a grimmer start to a new year than the one before us. Scotland’s First Minister is treated as if Ada Hegerberg, winner of the first World’s Best Female Footballer … Continue reading

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Car News – Free Public Transport

A weekly look at all that’s rotten in the car industry, and some good bits Luxembourg is one of the smallest landlocked countries in Europe. It has no navy or airforce. Born out of the French empire it’s a Grand … Continue reading

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England as a Colony

What a strange time we live in. Narcissistic celebrity MPs strut and pose for personal gain. The times are precarious, the scene nauseous, the principal characters repulsive. Tory serial dissembler Boris Johnson describes the United Kingdom as a colony of … Continue reading

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Car News: Buying a Banger

A weekly look at all that’s rotten in the car industry, and a few good bits There’s an old adage among restaurant owners which says always eat where the chef eats. That advice can be applied to almost any profession, … Continue reading

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Shoplifters – a review

Among the also-rans and drift plastic of so much Hollywood trash how pleasurable to bring reader’s attention to a five star film, the last of that ilk I reviewed ‘Son of Saul‘ the riveting study of Hitler’s death camp. I … Continue reading

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The English Nationalist

I am apt to describe colonialism as English for the conspicuous reason it was none other than England that built one of the greatest empires in human history, erecting their Union Jack logo on the perimeter fence of each new … Continue reading

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