Monthly Archives: February 2020

Car Culture: Washing Your Hands

A weekly look at what sucks in the car world, plus some good bits Car wash day I don’t speak for readers, but I have reached an age where it is an absolute pleasure to have someone other than me … Continue reading

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Greed – a review

Many years ago, in 1992, when stand up comedians were not the Calgary Stampede they are today as a career choice, so few they could be placed in a single venue and still leave room for a ballet company to … Continue reading

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Car Culture: City Tranquility

A weekly look at what sucks in our car world, plus some good bits City centre ruled by self-driven vehicles More tales of woe and stupidity forced upon England’s car industry, the one that employs thousands of workers and keeps … Continue reading

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Ireland United

Sinn Féin won 37 seats in Dáil Éireann, a sensational breakthrough for a once reviled political movement. Suddenly a united Ireland looks possible. The win gave a momentary boost to Scotland ambitions. There is irony here. Northern Ireland, not just … Continue reading

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Car Culture: 13 Brexit Myths

A weekly look at all the sucks in the car world, plus some good bits Asked why I publish a regular car column, my answer is always the same, the health of car manufacturers is a bellwether of a country’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Crieff

A journey on historic roads well travelled     Where it all began My wife was educated at Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. Her father was Provost of Crieff, an early member of the SNP at a time membership was not fashionable, … Continue reading

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Parasite – a review

Bong Joon-ho won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival for his black comic thriller Parasite. It is sure to win Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, and should win Best Screenplay too. This is a labyrinth of a … Continue reading

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Car Culture: Tesla Soars

  A weekly look at all that sucks in our car world, plus some good news Discussing the dawn of electric cars propelled more by our planet in jeopardy than by electricity is justification enough, but there’s another reason to … Continue reading

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David Copperfield – a review

These alarming times need a story about happiness that has us smiling, and iconoclast Armando Iannucci delivers the goods. But I have to ask myself what is he doing dabbling in Charles Dickens? It isn’t as if The Personal History of David … Continue reading

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Leadership

Nicola Sturgeon’s speech yesterday to the troops could have been telephoned in, so lacking was it in inspirational leadership and political guile that it caused an immediate backlash from people who rightly expected more. This was supposed to be the … Continue reading

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