THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
- Diana Nicholson on Colonoscopy . . . Part the Third
Monthly Archives: October 2021
Brexit arrives on the doorstep . . .
UPS just came to the door with a new Tom Tom Sat Nav for me. The driver apologetically said that there was a £54+ import charge to pay. “What happens if I say no thank you” I said. “It just … Continue reading
More on Lorry Drivers . . . from Matt Green
With thanks to Matt Green
Tomasz Orynski on lorry driving . . .
Another copy and paste job – an illuminating look at lorry driving in the UK . . . PoliticsHome – The House Truck Stop: an EU lorry driver’s view of the haulage crisis Tomasz Orynski 22 October As British people … Continue reading
Jonathan Lis on “Brexit means Brexit”
From Prospect Magazine . . . POLITICS BREXIT EUROPEAN UNION NORTHERN IRELANDBrexit means Brexit: Theresa May’s slogan was truer than she knewThe former prime minister’s hollow catchphrase captured a fundamental truth—just not the one she thought it did ByJonathan Lis … Continue reading
Can you hack it ?
In recent weeks we have experienced two collapses in the world of the web. The first of these was something to do with a fire suppression system being triggered at Red Bee Media which took Channel 4 off the air, … Continue reading
The Anonymous Venetian . . .
Another good read from Donna Leon – first published in 1994, so 27 years old now. The body of a man is found, dressed in woman’s clothing. The knee jerk reaction is that the deceased was a transvestite and a … Continue reading
Ursula von der Leyen
Compared with the extraordinary utterances that pass for speeches from the present Conservative benches how refreshing it is to read something said by a woman who has no doubt steered many of the discussions behind this speech, has mastered (mistressed … Continue reading
I didn’t know that . . .
Found this today after not understanding a post on Twitter – “Read the Exhortation”. See ? Twitter has its uses. * * * * * The Exhortation ……. its originsI’ve today been asked where the words for The Exhortation came … Continue reading
Ain’t that the truth . . .
Lord Puttnam has resigned from the House of Lords and the Guardian newspaper has reproduced the gist of what he said in his retirement speech – I have copied and pasted the article below. It is a much precised version … Continue reading
This is an experiment – a post on to this blog concocted by the miracles of science from a review on Goodreads. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen This book has arrived from Postscript Books. Had a sneak peep and it … Continue reading