Monthly Archives: August 2012

So – dope makes you dopey!

News reports give us the surprising news that youngsters who maintain the habit of smoking cannabis show an alarming loss of intelligence measured by IQ. Well, what a surprise!  Or is it?  Not to me.  I have never liked smoking … Continue reading

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Confused about price!

I think life is getting harder for old fogies like me.  I enjoy reading my broadsheet via my iPad. I listen to the Today Programme but grizzle about poor grammar and pronunciation.  I tune into TV news when I can … Continue reading

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The politics of demography

Saturday’s Daily Telegraph contains a fascinating piece on the politics of demography.  Here is the link. Neil O’Brien, writing in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday suggests grey power is growing in the UK.  He points to the absurdity of paying … Continue reading

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The search for Richard III’s remains

I learn from today’s media that archaeologists are digging up a car park in Leicester in a search for the  the foundations of Greyfriars Church where it is believed that Richard III’s remains were buried. I am afraid my first … Continue reading

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8 million people read The Sun

Prince Harry’s brief flirtation with nudity has reminded us all that The Sun has 8m readers. If this is correct and I have no reason to doubt it, I can only say “God help our country”.  Michael Gove is doing … Continue reading

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Old enough to die for country?

I see Alec Salmond has started a debate about voting age in Scotland for his referendum on independence. He wants to reduce it to 16 to allow school boys and girls to have a say on the future of their … Continue reading

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Housing – mixed or gated communities?

Policy Exchange, a Conservative think tank, has come up with an innovative proposal for councils to sell council houses which become vacant and have a high market value and to invest the proceeds in providing social housing. It is particularly … Continue reading

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