Impulse Winning the Battle Against Logic

Posted on February 18, 2020

I was wondering the other day how it could be that populism is so successful right now? How is it that the world almost seems upside down and logic is defied by impulse? I am not an expert and even a psychologist that I do know, is baffled by what sometimes feels like a descent into madness. We are in a period where, whether you are in the workplace, or at the pub, if you put logic into an argument, you are the fool. Impulse Over Logic ...

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The Gentlemen

Posted on February 13, 2020

We went to see ‘The Gentlemen’ last night. As you would expect with a Guy Richie film, it involved drugs, Britain’s underworld, and several easy to follow plotlines. Featuring a sophisticated, Oxford educated American drug lord (Mickey Pearson) an underhand Jewish businessman, Chinese wannabe drug lords, the chav MMA members of a boxing club run by a comically dodgy Irishman, and you can see where it is heading, However, the surprise ...

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Johnson and his Fantasy Bridges!

Posted on February 11, 2020

In many ways, Boris Johnson’s childlike fascination with bridges is funny. However, when you begin to understand that he couldn’t even oversee the building of a bridge from London, to…erm…London, his latest fantasy project appears even more preposterous. It could still be regarded as funny if it didn’t cost anything to dream. However, the moment these projects start becoming open to being investigated, the public purse is opened ...

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Storm Ciara Passes Through

Posted on February 10, 2020

Well, that was a good storm wasn’t it? So often these storms come along amid yellow warnings and, inland, we a treated to nothing more than a blustery day. The coastal areas of the UK end up as the only ones getting all the fun. Of course, there is no fun in an Oak tree falling on your car, getting your house flooded, or getting swept off your feet by a raging torrent. However, most of us will admit that if a storm arrives as a damp squib, ...

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Packham the Punk!

Posted on February 7, 2020

Fishing around for something to watch on TV last night, I discovered a documentary about Chris Packham and his love of punk rock. It was called Chris Packham: Forever Punk. In a time of vicious populism and post truth politics, it was heartening to see a documentary about a genuine bloke. A man who used punk rock as a vehicle to help him through a troubled youth and hasn’t forgotten it. The Battle for Biodiversity Of course, because ...

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