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    Is Putin to Blame for the Beast from the East?

    The Met Office announced early last week that an anticyclone moving to the north east of Britain would drag and easterly airflow from Siberia in what was widely being dubbed as ‘The Beast from the East – Part Two’. After a mild day on Friday, as predicted, the easterly airflow set in again and snow […]

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    The Problem With Conspiracy Theories

    As Russia prepares their retaliation against Britain in the coming days, the conspiracy theorists have been busy at work with regards to the Sergei Skripal crisis. Some are plausible, others are plain ridiculous, but bundled into one, they cause enough confusion to suit Vladimir Putin just dandy. Non-Linear Warfare, a system of chaos to confuse […]

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    The KGB…You Don’t Expect That Sort of Thing Around Here!

    I was watching ‘South Today’ after there had been a murder in some rough looking sink estate a few weeks back in Southampton somewhere. The reporter spoke to some of the neighbours and one guy said what is now an obligatory statement from someone in the neighbourhood where there is a murder. “You don’t expect […]

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    The Contradictions of a Snowy Week in the UK

      Snowdrifts in Oakley, Hampshire, yesterday afternoon. Well, the ‘Beast from the East’ arrived and I have to say, I was quite impressed with its impact, with several inches of snow falling, even here in Hampshire, as the fierce easterly fizzed across us. It didn’t get above -3c here yesterday. I always like a blast […]

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    Here Comes the Beast From the East!

    Blue Planet: Britain is set for a blast straight from Siberia. How ironic that as we approach the beginning of the meteorological spring, we are about to witness the coldest spell of the winter. The odd thing about this is no one really cares as all they have seen all winter are Facebook and Twitter […]

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    Health & Safety & CRB’s and Political Correctness

    Now that I am 50, part me feels that I should be approaching a time when I sit in a pub bleating on about health safety and political correctness gone mad. However, I won’t, because  health and safety at work and DBS checks in schools and recreational clubs are saving people from dying and getting […]

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    Darkest Hour

    I went to see the film ‘Darkest Hour’ on Tuesday night full of uncertainty about whether it would be decent or just another jingoistic propaganda movie about how great it was back in the old days. Well, I was pleasantly surprised as the acting was fantastic, right from the lead roles to the bit parts […]

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    Oxfam Scandal

    It is hard, even amongst the crazy events over the last couple of years, to imagine the context of the crisis engulfing Oxfam. I just can’t imagine that someone in grief stricken Haiti or Chad, could actually say, “Come on lads, get this bit cleaned up and we can go get some hookers!” At what […]

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    Suffragettes and Working Class Men 100 Years Ago!

    There has, justifiably, been a lot of news about the anniversary of women finally getting the vote 100 years ago. However, if you dig a little deeper, it does make you wonder how much historical facts distort over time. Check these facts out. 1/ Yes, women did get the vote 100 years ago, but only […]

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    Should We Fear the Madmen on the Tory Right?

    Nick Cohen – 3rd February 2017 The right does not want British institutions to take back control from the EU. It wants to take control of British institutions. Understand its raging ambition and you will understand why self-proclaimed Conservatives are so anxious to destroy. Patriots who shout about their love of country daily announce their […]

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