Monthly Archives: July 2019

Stealing Democracy

Boris the Boor’s rise to power proves my thesis deadly accurate, the mediocre will always promote the mediocre because that’s their personal standard. They feel comfortable surrounded by people similar to themselves. Given authority, they can be lethal to a … Continue reading

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Car News: Citroen Concept

Your weekly look at all that sucks in the auto world and some good bits When you think of Citroën you think of the amazingly forward looking 1972 Citroen DS Pallas with its pillar-less windows, self-leveling suspension and headlights that … Continue reading

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Looking out for Number One

From the plebiscite of 2014 a passing thought; did over-use of ‘independence now’ as the galvanising standard slogan contribute to the 2014 defeat? Indisputably, self-governance means political independence, but in the context of enduring over 300 years of England’s ill-disposed and ignorant … Continue reading

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Car News: Government as Banker

Your weekly look at all that sucks in the auto world, plus some good bits For years the neo-liberal elite have told us less government means lower taxes, forgetting to add it also means fewer democratic rights, less citizen protection, … Continue reading

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Never Look Away – a review

Two films seen in succession, each too long to see them flow seamlessly and satisfy fully, Angus McFadyen’s brave dissection of uncertainty in a battle worn man of action, Robert the Bruce, and now writer-director Florian Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away. Warning: … Continue reading

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Car News: What Alternative?

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automobile world, and some good bits Can we do without cars? Should we not take to bicycles or walk? Of course not. Not all of us. How many seriously injured can … Continue reading

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How We Voted in 2014

I shall begin with a bald statement. On the historic day of September 18th, 2014, the Scottish people voted for their independence and won. Read that sentence again. It says the ‘Scottish’ people, not the people of Scotland. According to Edinburgh … Continue reading

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