Pot Bellied Politics

Many of us whilst having a meal and watching the television at the same time will have felt a sense of guilt when an appeal for financial help is accompanied by images of a starving pot-bellied child somewhere in Africa covered in flies and drinking from a pool of water that an equally emaciated cow […]

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Isle of Carnage

At this year’s Isle of Man TT Races five men were killed in horrific crashes including a father and son team, the son was only twenty-one years old. These tragic killings (for that is what they were) because they were not accidents made me weep with both pity and anger. Those who I have spoken […]

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Horses for Courses

They say you shouldn’t believe all you read in the newspapers and a while ago there was a report that certainly made you wonder. It appears that some police forces are to recruit children as mini police also dog walkers, criminals and prostitutes in a cut price effort to fight terrorism and other crimes, (don’t […]

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When Will the All-Clear Sound I have a photograph taken in the late eighties of myself and a group of school children stood on the steps of number ten Downing Street. Smiling faces look out upon a scene of peace and quiet and a sense of pride pervades the ambience. The children particularly would have […]

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It’s No Yolk

I recently purchased a magazine which carried a free one inside subtitled “All you need to know about keeping chickens” such a battery of fowl knowledge would have left you with not much change from a fiver, had it not been given away. Its sixty page guide to the simplest example of animal husbandry in […]

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