Category Archives: politics

Yes Mr Speaker #flashfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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Climate Of Opinions #womanatwar #filmreview

There’s a point in the film, Woman At War where the heroine, a formidable Icelandic environmental warrior, Halla, is bombarded by the adverse public opinions that her economic terrorism generates. It’s visceral and hurtful and managed by government spin but … Continue reading

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Home Thoughts, For Those Of Brexit Bent – After Robert Browning #poem #poetry

Life in the UK for those of us who are convinced Brexit is up there with cheesecloth shirts and thousand island dressing as the worst things to come out of these shores, are trying to remain sanguine, since that’s about the … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful (really)

Ok so there has been a fair bit of gloom about the year just gone but what better way to put it to bed than a bit of poetry  It wouldn’t be much of a stretch To say 2016’s been … Continue reading

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Something a little bit different.

Generally I keep away from the great triple trip-ups on this blog: namely politics, religion and whether skinny jeans are fashion items or something to hold your varicose veins in place. But one thing has been bugging me recently and … Continue reading

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Bodies, everywhere?

Are you gloomy about Britain? Are you gloomy about this planet of ours? We approach our referendum on our place in Europe and one of the hot potatoes, if not the hottest potato, is immigration. From Europe but also the … Continue reading

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A miss is as good as gold…

… or something like that. So Ronovan’s Haiku challenge, number #35. This week’s words to incorporate are: MISS PAST I had a French teacher at my grammar school, Miss Post – Peggy when we were being polite and a spoonerism … Continue reading

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