February, 2019

Why did the Leavers vote Leave?

Do you remember that woman in England who, when a TV reporter told her an election had been called, cried out “Not another one!”, her voice a wail of frustration? By rights there should be a  lot of people turning on their radios or reading their newspapers and seeing acres of commentary and reporting on […]

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LAPDOG BITES BULLDOG (28) by Perkin Warbeck

                                        Last week, among the multitudes with an exactitude of the same  attitude who self-invited theyselves to the legendary Weekend Party  of  The West Brit Egg Head  at West Egg,  the spotlight was turned  on a bockety […]

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Please, can we have some EU representation?

In the face of a hard Brexit and the ensuing economic firestorms, we’ve tended to forget that there are other things in life besides money. (Yes, Virginia, money makes the mare go, I know that, am anything but denying it.)  When the civil rights movement was in full swing, it demanded an end to discrimination […]

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Does size matter? It does if you’re shrinking

Two parties had a get-together this weekend:  the Green Party and the SDLP (in separate places, of course).  When it was put to Clare Bailey of the Greens that her party was very very small and nobody cared much what it thought or said or did, she came back with a good line: “I’ve always […]

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Saturday pics of the week

Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pics 1-3 are by Perkin Warbeck PEN   and  OINK (or, YEAR of the HOGmanay) Green ‘top’ dogs over from the Bog  Still smorting in their Dort dialogue On the Royal Mile Twill bring a smile If this turns out to be Stuart Hogg.

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Does the EU love Ireland?

OK, your starter for 10:  what British politician said this: “I think we should stay inside the EU…In a stand-off between Britain and the EU, 44% of our exports  is more important to us than 8% of the EU’s exports is to them…The case to remain a member of the European Union is strong.” Anybody? […]

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Two women, much pain

There are two unhappy women occupying newspaper space this morning – one English, the other Irish. Both are politicians and the political road ahead of both looks full of pot-holes and maybe bottomless pits into which they could easily fall.If I’m honest, I have more sympathy for the Irishwoman than I do for the English […]

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To hell with the EU

“Words, words, words!”  Eliza Doolittle sang in My Fair Lady. “I’m so sick of words!” There were a lot of people at Westminster sick of words yesterday, especially those words which came from the lips of Donald Tusk, the Polish President of the European Council.  Snowflakes like Sammy Wilson got really ill,  effectively calling Donald […]

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