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Category: Eclectic Blue

Tears in the Morning

‘When did you last cry?” That was one of the questions asked during last night’s Talk Radio/The Sun/Rupert Murdoch debate between the two woeful candidates who are standing as candidates to be in the list of...

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Simply the best (I can do)

My loyal reader will surely have had enough of self-pitying whingeing about my continued failure to secure a living as a writer. It continues to irk that people like Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and the woman who used to be on the...

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Let’s work together

(Based on a tweet by Keith Burge) I take back all the criticism I had of the England cricket team having so many ‘overseas players’. Whilst I have never liked the qualification rules that enable people who...

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Eating a heart attack

Some people never learn, do I? A great afternoon in the sun at the Bristol Pride celebrations, a few beers under my belt and I’m starving. I pine for something guaranteed to fill a hole, something that always delivers....

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Answers on a postcard

I actually managed to play golf yesterday for the first time since last November. Golf, my loyal reader may recall, was one of the victims of my dismal mental health last winter. I lost all confidence in my ability to play at...

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2012

I wish we could go back to a part of 2012 and stay there. Not all of 2012 because by then, aided and abetted by Nick Clegg’s ambitious Lib Dems, David Cameron was unleashing austerity on the country in general and the...

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Draining the swamp

The real heroes of last night’s Panorama about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party were the former staff members who bravely came forward to expose Labour’s bullying and racism. I was not particularly shocked by the...

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Taking back control

I’d like to start this blog with some facts. Neil Armstrong did go to the moon. The world is not controlled by lizards. The Loch Ness monster does not exist. There. What’s true and what isn’t. Then, one of the...

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A new low

In a few weeks, it is highly probable that Britain’s ambassador to the US, one Sir Kim Darroch, will be axed prematurely by the next prime minister, Boris Johnson. He will be axed on the basis of Donald Trump’s...

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Free music

I keep getting offers for free stuff. Not the rubbish you get on Facebook where all you need to do is share a fake post in order to not have the chance to get a free car (this is called ‘like farming’, by the way)...

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