December 28, 2008
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Rather heartening

TweetLooking back on the since 9-11 it is interesting to see how the political atmosphere in the States has been transformed. There was a time when it was considered “un-American” to criticise the Bush government. The TV networks tip-toed around … Continue reading

December 28, 2008
by paulwalternewbury
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Tory tax U turn

TweetFor months the Tories have criticised Gordon Brown for the odd so-called tax cut to allegedly help to “bump start” the economy. They have seemed to have very little alternative to offer except “do nothing”. Well now it seems they … Continue reading

December 23, 2008
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Benedictus Benedicat

TweetThat’s what used to be said before we ate at school (with “Benedicto Benedicarto” said afterwards). We used to translate it as “They’re under starters orders and they’re off”. I mention this only because I was pushed for an interesting … Continue reading

December 22, 2008
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Paganism and Christmas

TweetThis is worth a listen – it’s an episode of Radio Four’s Beyond Belief about Christmas and paganism. I caught it this afternoon when I was, as usual, escaping from Steve Wright (it’s that pathetic clapping by three people that … Continue reading