Author Archives: Grouse Beater

Nandyism Scotched

It is not often I publish another’s writing in full on this site, in fact, not at all, but I am delighted to make an exception for this letter that appeared in a blog written by Mark Frankland, a man … Continue reading

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Car Culture: The Future

A weekly look at all that sucks in car culture, and some good bits Readers, myself included, have arrived at a point in our lives where the long delayed design revolution of cars is taking place. Without sounding morbid, I … Continue reading

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1917 – a review

There is no avoiding it. In the face of five star glowing reports, this review of 1917 must bite the bullet, if I can put it that way. Sam Mendes’ latest effort as a co-writer-director amounts to a fail, from … Continue reading

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Car Culture: Cancelling VAT

A weekly look at all that sucks in car culture, plus some good bits There are lots of topics on transport I want to write about, but for the moment here’s one more on electric cars, the future of car … Continue reading

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Rise of Skywalker – a review

For over thirty years, probably longer, the once considered Saturday afternoon children’s fair has dominated mainstream cinema to the detriment of adult movies. Kid’s films moved from cheap sets and worse acting to phenomenal blockbusters. The junk we were fed … Continue reading

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England Admiring Fascism

Fascism and the art of appeasement By failing to secure its constitutional right to reinstate autonomy once more, forfeited in 2014, Scotland is confronted by the predictable backlash from the British state, administered by the most far-right English administration in … Continue reading

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Car Culture: Cheats

A weekly look at all that sucks in car culture, plus some good bits The UK is out of the EU, to all intents and purposes is now out bar the stamp on the sealing wax, and that means in … Continue reading

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