Category Archives: Politics

Coffee mania

The news has been full of the debate about 2½ billion coffee cups  per annum, most of which  cannot be recycled because the cardboard outers have thin plastic inners bonded to the outer that prevent recycling in all but a … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 11 pm on 29 Mar 2019

As a determined LEAVE voter, I am looking forward to getting our country back on 29 March 2019.  It can’t come soon enough. I am therefore delighted to learn that we are to get our own passports back at least looking … Continue reading

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The question that dare not be asked

Boris bashing is clearly the new blood sport in Westminster but I fear it is hiding the real issues we should be discussing.  Boris has been castigated for a sentence he let slip to a Select Committee suggesting that the … Continue reading

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Heading for a rail crash

I am completely baffled to read that a majority of UK electors favour the re-nationalisation of the railways.  I grew up in a country where the trains rarely ran on time and were beset by strikes.  These days, I travel … Continue reading

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Taxi trials

I know I am going to upset some of my Black cab taxi-driving friends but I smell political opportunism in the decision by Transport for London, aided and abetted by London’s Labour Mayor to withdraw Uber’s licence.  Announcing the decision … Continue reading

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The People’s Princess 20 years on

We had the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death this week. Wednesday was one of those days when I had time to read The Daily Telegraph on my tablet and I came across a piece by Philip Johnston that completely … Continue reading

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Why are we paying for Channel Four?

We have much to value in our British Broadcasting Corporation so I can live with the concept of funding it through the licence fee.  I think it does its best to maintain an impartial stance on most issues although its … Continue reading

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