Author Archives: Grouse Beater

Car News: Freezing Windscreens

Your weekly look at all that sucks in the car world, plus some good bits The heated windscreen was invented some years ago but few car manufacturers install them as standard or offer them as an extra. Every morning on … Continue reading

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Ford v Ferrari – a review

An idle boast: as the only independence blogger in the whole UK to bring readers a weekly news bulletin on what the iffy car industry is up to that affects our environment, economy, jobs, and engineering innovation, I am delighted to bring you … Continue reading

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Destroying Scotland

Regular readers know I take great pains to write informed and informative articles and essays, the latter as well researched as I have time to spare or can read my foxed notes of yesteryear. Empirical evidence is the best way … Continue reading

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Car News: Brexit what dunnit

Your weekly look at all that sucks in the car world, plus some good bits Man of surprises, Elon Musk, Tesla’s unstoppable boss, has said categorically -stressed here for the benefit of doubting union readers – Brexit uncertainty played a … Continue reading

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Corrupting Education

There is renewed interest in the efficacy or otherwise of removing charitable status from Britain’s private schools, (also known as independent schools) many of them in Scotland. There origins lie in wealthy Victorian philanthropists following the philosophy of John Stuart Mill … Continue reading

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Car News: Drop that Phone!

Your weekly look at how the car dominates our lives, plus some good bits   Have you got into the habit yet of pulling over to the kerb to use your iPhone? Not yet installed a hands free unit, such … Continue reading

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Monos – a review

‘Monos’ is Spanish for monkeys. That out of the way, the next thing to report is, critics who say a new talent has emerged in cinematic art are correct, even if it is Alejandro Landes’ third film. But whether he can learn … Continue reading

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