December, 2014

George and Jim and pretend-change

So – two prospects this morning. One is that George Osborne may or may not pass powers over orporation tax to Stormont. The other is that Health Minister Jim Wells is going to stop the flow of cheap booze. I wrote on corporation tax yesterday and concluded that it was pretty unlikely it’d be passed […]

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AND HERE’S TO YOU MRS ROBINSON by Harry McAvinchey

If you live long enough you begin to see the patterns develop.Friday is always the day chosen to re-write or tweak history. I know ,history is constantly being burnished and honed to better show the bias of the writer or the winner , but Friday is a special day.Maybe our guard is down on that […]

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Corporation tax control? Hardly likely.

You can safely say one thing for David Cameron and George Osborne: they don’t give stuff away except they have to. For a time it seemed as if there wasn’t another brass farthing in Osborne’s coffers for Scotland. Then came the sudden surge  for national independence and wouldn’t you know it, there were all sorts […]

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Scutching the Past by Randall Stephen Hall

Scutching the Past. By Randall Stephen Hall. Link to song . . . https://soundcloud.com/randall-stephen-hall/scuttarish-28-11-14     “SCUTTARISH” is a word that you may not have heard . . . yet.   It’s a form of shorthand I use to describe myself. I’ve settled upon it recently And not without some thought, for I found that […]

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