A Special Anniversary for The Daily Mail

Posted on January 15, 2020

Today is a special day for The Daily Mail. For it is today they celebrate the 86th anniversary of their headline ‘Hurrah for the Blackshirts’. This was personally written by owner, Viscount Rothermere. Supporting fascism was all the rage amongst the aristocracy back in the 1930’s. In Oswald Mosley, a towering intellect and fearsome orator, the Rothermere’s really did think they had the future in their palm. However, things turned ...

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The Need for Strong Opposition to Johnson’s Populists

Posted on January 14, 2020

Forget your political persuasion for a minute and imagine this. Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as Prime Minister, but John McDonnell has lost his seat. Now imagine that to save McDonnell’s bacon, Corbyn offered him a peerage to keep him in his cabinet. Then on top of that, he did the same for another individual who had resigned after saying being an MP was not what she wanted to be anymore. Then, to cap it off, he made a woman who had ...

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The Royals and their Money!

Posted on January 10, 2020

I never really been able to quite get my head around the point of the Royal family in a modern world. They are a curious bunch. I heard the other day Harry and Meghan want to become financially independent. Then I heard that Harry had made £30 million from the public purse since taking up Royal duties. Imagine being in a world where you can go and seek independence with £30 million in your pocket? What’s he going to do, work at ...

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JoJo Rabbit

Posted on January 9, 2020

If I am honest, I am not a very good film critic. I find myself struggling how to explain what I have seen. This is because we live in a world of awesome and woeful, with nothing in between allowed. Saying something was ‘pretty good’ means it was shit. Anyway I will try. Last night, we went to Vue, Basingstoke, to watch ‘JoJo Rabbit’. I didn’t really know what to expect, I just wanted to get out of the house. The dismal month of ...

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The Flammagenitus Clouds of Australia

Posted on January 8, 2020

The picture above is what is known as a flammagenitus cloud and was pictured above the Australian bush fires. I had never heard of it before, so give me credit for the correct spelling of it.Flammagenitus formations are like cumulus clouds formed when the surface of the earth has been heated by the summer sun. This causes the air to rise, forming water droplets and then big clouds.In this instance, the heating of the earth by bush fires is what ...

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