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About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather. Expectant Great Grandfather. Paid up member of the Liberal Democrats. Fervent Remainer.

Faffing About . . .

No, not the UK Government ! After a week or two of wondering whether we had a slow puncture or a leaking valve or what ever, the garage had the wheel off today and there was a whopping great worn … Continue reading

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Hallo ! We’re back . . .

Back in May of 2017 I tried continuing this blog on Blogger as I thought it might be easier to maintain.  In some ways it was, but the old Word Press blog needed updating on a regular basis so as … Continue reading

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Moving Moments . . .

This blog is on the move, and its continuation can be found at : Lengthening Shades where I hope we shall continue our acquaintance for some time yet . . . WordPress updated to v. 4.9.5. and themes, plugins and … Continue reading

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Why so secretive . . . ?

Note the date on the front cover of this House of Commons Library publication . . .   Elise Uberoi of the House of Commons Library evidently prepared this document and it was published on 3rd June 2015 – over … Continue reading

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The Great “Majority” Myth . . .

It has puzzled me for some time that we are constantly told that “Leave won” (“suck it up”), that the “Nation” voted for “Out”, that there was a majority in favour of non-EU membership, that we have heard the “voice … Continue reading

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The Twitterarti . . .

Not many posts these days – too busy Tweeting . . . as chingford_lad. Se you . . .

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EU not so dreadful after all . . .

Jude Kirton-Darling is  a Labour MEP for the North East. She has a knack of digging out relevant stuff that you will never see in the main stream media, and then putting in language I can understand.  This is a … Continue reading

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Trouble at the tennis club . . .

Hello, Gregory.  I see you’ve left the tennis club ? Yup. Got fed up with them all. Oh ! They seem a pretty decent crowd to me. What ? Everything decided by the gents in the bar. Committee totally ignored … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History . . .

One of the great lies much circulated before the recent EU Referendum was that we were governed by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats. The statement in itself was not at all clear as it seemed to assume that the bureaucrats … Continue reading

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The Great Dilemma . . .

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