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Day 113 – an Irish and EU Viewpoint

The following is from the Irish Examiner of 6 July 2020 – no I don’t read it, I culled it from the universal source of news – Twitter. “Until the British side actually approaches the negotiation in a way that’s … Continue reading

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Day 111 – We have become a Triarchy

Andrew Rawnsley writes in “The Observer” – Sunday, 5 July 2020 . . . There‚Äôs a metaphor borrowed from the corporate world in circulation at Westminster to describe the power structure of this government. Boris Johnson is the chairman and … Continue reading

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Day 106 – aka 30th June – Driving Lessons

Some years ago – about 65+ at a guess – I was asked, surprisingly looking back, to go out with a gentleman who lived opposite and who had a Rover saloon. I think this may have been laid up as … Continue reading

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Day 102 – A neat summary of the Downing Street press briefings

I only watched a very few of the Downing Street coronavirus press briefings, and those only because my OH had the TV on and watched them assiduously. Being deaf makes such things both more or less incomprehensible, and the effort … Continue reading

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Day 100 – A thought provoking post

Below is the history information from the CWGC web site about Perth Cemetery aka China Wall Cemetery. I happened to read it today in reference to a Tweet from a visitor and I was struck by the way in which … Continue reading

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Day 99 – Disappointments

I have never hears about Jack Dart until today, but it appears that in addition to being a ocal Councillor in Torbay, he also helps people with their social media presence. The above graphic is one of his and I … Continue reading

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Day 98 – Sit tight and try to keep busy

We continue in self isolation. Messages from the Westminster Government are either unclear, infrequent or openly mocked and derided for their obscurity or inaccuracy so are of little help or use to anyone. The Scottish Government on the other hand … Continue reading

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Day 94 – Some Coronavirus advice

Today Mrs. Sturgeon has given a longish address to the Scottish Parliament – a longer version of her daily briefing – in which she has set out very clearly and patiently the next phase or phases of the slow lifting … Continue reading

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Day 90 – Candorville on Trump

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Day 87 – M. Barnier tells it like it is . . .

Speech by Michel Barnier at the European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session on 10 June 2020 . . . This is a long read, but an important one. M. Barnier, in his usual patient way, sets out in French … Continue reading

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