Category Archives: Equality

UK wife carrying championship……this will get up the SJW noses!!!!

Above: Eventual winners Jack McKendrick (No. 21), carrying his wife Kirsty Jones, neck-and-neck with fellow competitors at the hay-bale hurdles at the UK Wife Carrying Race 2017 in Dorking, Surrey. Wife carrying can be a dangerous activity, which can lead … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures……..a must see film and stunning performance from Octavia Spencer

I made one of my relatively rare forays to the cinema last week to watch the new film “Hidden Figures”. I was little half hearted about the film as the thought of another “revisionist” story from history, mixed with the … Continue reading

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Mary Ellis……..one of the last of “The Female Few”

Tearing through the skies above the South Coast, two Spitfires evoke powerful memories of Britain’s wartime resilience. But this stirring image holds a further poignancy – for in the cockpit of the lead aircraft sits Mary Ellis, celebrating her 100th … Continue reading

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Arrogant, conceited and patronising university students (or middle class “snowflakes”)!

An Oxford University college has created a new post to protect working-class students from “microaggressions and classism”. Last week St. Hilda’s College students voted to create the new post of Class Liberation Officer, backing a motion that said working-class students … Continue reading

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Mirga opens with a dazzling first concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Having closely followed the career of Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, I am pleased to publish the review  ( 4 stars) of her first concert as Music Director of the CBSO, published in the Times newspaper dated 18 November 2016. First fire, then a sunrise. … Continue reading

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Molly Rose – Spitfire Pilot (along with thirty eight other kinds of aeroplanes)

  A little while ago I watched a TV programme about the unsung women who did jobs during the war for which were never really acknowledged. One of the women featured was a very resilient Molly Rose who had been … Continue reading

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Aussie style and panache……….

On the right is Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary in HM Government, part time buffoon and doing his best to give the impression of a “professional appearance.” In the centre is his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop, who was in town to … Continue reading

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