5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
8th April 2021

Spring is in the air and I can feel a real sense of renewal as lockdown ends for (hopefully!) the last time.  When I walk through town I can see that shop staff are preparing their wares for the grand reopening.  It is funny how you adapt to life.  I walked past a bus sign with biohazard...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
25th March 2021

The mild mild west belied its name as peaceful protesters went full Ghandi outside a cop shop in Bristol and set fire to paddy wagon, not cool me blabbers, not cool at all.I’m sure we’re all concerned about the attempts to undermine our civil liberties, but rioting to protect the right to...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
18th March 2021

It’s St Patrick Day again and everybody who has ever even heard a song of the Emerald Isle gets together to swap stories of Joyce, Beckett and Wilde whilst discussing the myths and legends of the land.  Only kidding, they adopt awful accents, shove ridiculous hats on their head and drink...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
11th March 2021

We celebrated International Women’s day in England this week by watching a pregnant lady being roasted on social media, because she dared mention how sad she was. Every time I think I have this country figured out, I find myself baffled again.Listen, I couldn’t really give a hoot about who is...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
4th March 2021

We are almost a year on from the first lockdown,  I suppose I can’t really say anything about the last year that hasn’t been posted, tweeted or scrawled on the side of a building. However,  it strikes me that we have all experienced it as collective consciousness, whilst paradoxically also being...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
25th Febuary 2021

The news that all kids were dreading was announced this week. To turn a phrase over from dear old Alice Cooper ‘SCHOOL’S NOT OUT ‘TIL SUMMER!’, or possibly not even then…  Obviously, I’m ‘kidding’, in my experience the young people in my life can’t wait to go back again.  What is at home...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
18th Febuary 2021

M‘I’ve been thinking about percentages a lot recently, yes I know neeeeeerrrrrrdddddd! When is 57% to 43% not enough to carry a vote? I’ll tell you when, it’s not enough when used to impeach a ‘man’ for actions that he OBVIOUSLY undertook. Coincidentally a 4% swing is enough to legitimise...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
11th Febuary 2021

Much of England has been turned into arctic tundra this week. Well maybe that is a bit hyperbolic, I’m not suggesting there is permafrost developing, but I did see some Geordie’s with more than one layer on, yes it’s THAT cold. You must forgive the ‘Britishness’ of my talking about the...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
4th Febuary 2021

You know, sometimes this stuff writes itself? Matt Hancock has admitted that the government’s vaccine response was partly based on the Matt Damon film ‘Contagion’. What can you even say to that?! Where does the government get their economic ideas from? The Big Short? Perhaps the defence policy...

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5 Things That Caught Our Eye This Week
28th January 2021

Who would have thought Bernie Sanders sitting in a chair would become such a viral sensation? I suppose it makes a change from getting angry about caged children, rampant misogyny, alternative facts and armed insurrections. The question is what am I going to get furious about now? Oh yeah...

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