Category Archives: General

The Crime of Voting

Cries of shame on EU neutrality are unfounded While I was in Spain last week the Flemish nationalist politician and deputy prime minister of Belgium, Jan Jambon, along with the former Belgian prime minister, Elio Di Rupo, condemned Spain for … Continue reading

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Catalonia Then and Now

  “In Spain, the dead are more alive than the living”, Frederico Garcia Lorca – poet. I’ve lost count of the number of visits made to Spain, to all points of that vast multifarious, humble, exotic land, but not the … Continue reading

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A Bridge Too Far

GB on GB – Grouse Beater on the Garden Bridge How did a bridge nobody asked for, or want, festooned with shrubbery, get cancelled after which millions of pounds of public money had been lost or squandered on its promotion? … Continue reading

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A Belly Full

If not mixing metaphors, this has been one of those jam packed, bullshit weeks. Andy Murray limped onto Court 1 at Wimbledon from a hip ailment,┬áthe great white hope of Brits United and, beaten by a serial American lobber of … Continue reading

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The Trump Backlash

Remarkable how the worst, most incompetent politicians manage to hog the limelight, promoted by the Right-wing press and media pals.┬áBumbling Boris Johnson is one example, the odious Farage another. For months to come we are to be assailed by the … Continue reading

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Trump v Mexican Cars

Among a contradiction of foes Donald Trump has attacked, the mightiest isn’t China, or even his own all-powerful Republican party, but the American automotive industry. It has power, leverage, and bribes that reach into every corner of American life, and … Continue reading

Posted in General, Transportation | 2 Comments

Grouse Beater Talks

I’m proud to say almost 180,000 new readers visited the site this year, a 40% increase over last – and still NO advertising allowed. And I don’t take donations. Anyhow… I’m happy to give a talk and question and answer … Continue reading

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