Monthly Archives: March 2016

Paul Butterfield Blues Band play “East-West”

Back in the 1960s at the height of “Beatle mania” many of the British bands were taking music from the blues and R&B artists in America and Anglicising them with remarkable success. People like Georgie Fame, Graham Bond, John Mayall, … Continue reading

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A handy guide to Left-wing people for the under 10s

Left-wing people used to like working-class people. Lots of left-wing people used to be working-class people. These people were known as socialists and joined trade unions. Sometimes working-class people used to frighten left-wing people, but they pretended that they weren’t … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy…….vision of the future

  The Royal Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious … Continue reading

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Rain in London, people get wet…….stop press news!

  I gather from the front pages of various newspapers that London was hit by heavy rain yesterday and this morning. The odd tree was blown over and some walls blow down and worst of all, people in the south … Continue reading

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Muslim woman tears up Israeli flag at Brussels memorial

  You have to shake your head in despair at the actions of this muslim woman who tears up the Israeli flag and covers it with a flag of the non exist an country of palestine. Even at a time … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank…………how about some customer service!

  Yesterday I went into Lloyds Bank in Huddersfield to pay in a cheque I had recently received. They recently had a refurbishment of the bank and there are now one or at most two cashiers dealing with customers with … Continue reading

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The religion of “peace”………..

Carnage has again been perpetrated in another European city, this time it is Brussels and the number of dead is mounting as the day progresses. We are told there have been explosions at the airport and also on the metro … Continue reading

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A quick trip to Pickering, Goathland and the Flying Scotsman………….and a little Zydaco and Cajun music thrown in for good measure

At very short notice I decided to take a short break in North Yorkshire and booked into a very nice B&B in Pickering (17 Burgate for those interested) and then set about making the most of the time I had … Continue reading

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Massive vote of confidence for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Herefordshire-based CBSO trustee and philanthropist John Osborn has offered a £250,000 gift to support the position of Music Director over the five years leading up to the orchestra’s … Continue reading

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Antisemitism and the “left”

Given the rise of antisemitism throughout Europe and in particular the despicable uttering of those in the Labour Party and on the “left”  about the “Jewish problem” (where have we heard that before?) I make no apologies for posting the … Continue reading

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