Monthly Archives: December 2016

Early December morning at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

There are times when you sometimes take for granted the beauty of the landscape about you, and it is often when I visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park that this is brought home to me with real impact. With such a … Continue reading

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German Minister offends Saudi Arabia…..so well done to her!

  A German minister has refused to wear a hijab during a visit to Saudi Arabia – saying women should have the same right to choose their clothing as men.  Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s stand came a week … Continue reading

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Really British……and the usual response from the PC brigade (come in Michael Wright)

The owner of a shop in north London named ‘Really British’ has hit back at claims that his store, which stocks “quintessentially British items,” is racist. The shop, in Muswell Hill, opened to the public November 26 – and since … Continue reading

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Foreign aid…….further scandalous revelations about wasted money

  Britain has poured hundreds of millions of pounds from its poverty relief fund into Pakistan’s version of Amazon, Chinese restaurant chains, online gambling websites, five-star hotels and luxury shopping malls, The Times can reveal. CDC Group, the government’s private … Continue reading

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Greg Lake…….another great musician dies

“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Although it is often categorised as a Christmas song, this was not Lake’s intention. Lake claims to have written the song in … Continue reading

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Overseas Aid……..and the gravy train continues unabated despite political promises

Aid spending on consultants has doubled to £1billion in just four years including huge bills to hire broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4, it emerged last night. The vast spending also included £1million for Nigeria, which was shared with US … Continue reading

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Academics offered counselling to cope with stress caused by Brexit vote….”poor little petals”

University academics have been offered counselling to deal with the “stress and anxiety” caused by the Brexit vote. Staff are being urged to attend “wellbeing workshops” and follow guidance to help them cope with feelings of “uncertainty, grief and anger” … Continue reading

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