Author Archives: Grouse Beater

The Ruling Class

The howls of anger and derision that greeted Back Door Boris on his visit to Edinburgh to meet first minister Nicola Sturgeon were deliciously reassuring. So too was reading articles penned by well-known British opinion makers, hitherto happy to accept … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time – a review

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is reported Tarantino’s last movie, his ninth. On the strength of this one he probably is wise walking away. This one is a retread. Now there is talk of a tenth. I hope it … Continue reading

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Car News: Investing in cars

A weekly look at all that sucks and blows in the car world, and some good bits All cars bought new lose money as soon as they leave the showroom. A Ferrari can drop over £40,000 as you uplift the … Continue reading

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A Scottish Martyr

An occasional series on great Scots unjustly ignored or forgotten Empathy for others is one of humankind’s greatest qualities.  There are those among us, ordinary down-to-earth folk, modest in ambition and material possession, that make a life altering decision to sublimate their … Continue reading

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Car News: Hands-free to jobs-free

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive world, plus some good bits Scotland is, as envisaged, getting it in the goolies as a result of Brexit’s effect on British car makers. We might not have a car … Continue reading

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English on English

Depending on how you use it or been used by it, the internet is a force for good or an evil invention. For my part, I’ve made good friends out of it, tested my political arguments to destruction, and got maligned … Continue reading

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Car News: Fat Cars

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive world, plus some good bits A number of automobile journalists have been writing of late about how cars are getting bigger, not just taller, but wider. Michael Heseltine’s rag, ‘Autocar’, … Continue reading

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