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Another one bites the dust..

October 31, 2011


I have decided that I am going to have to find a twelve step programme for my addiction to the Occupy London/St Paul’s saga. Apologies for anyone who is heartily sick of me banging on about it…but BUT!  ANOTHER ONE HAS RESIGNED FROM THE CATHEDRAL!!!  THIS TIME THE DEAN!  OK shouting bit over now. Could […]

The mind is strong….

October 30, 2011


but the flesh is weak! Sunday night is proving to be one of those stodgy evenings that involves marshmallow-like thoughts, cups of tea, and a warm bed. Before I succumb to complete non-thinking, I did notice on this evening’s news that there appeared more clergy than protestors out at St Paul’s today which probably just […]

What’s next?

October 29, 2011


I am sitting in a clean house.  Bliss!  The day has been spent vacuuming and washing floors, tidying and generally doing the purging of all things grimy from the house.  There is nothing like having a good old clean-out!  And now as I take a breath before our dinner guests arrive, I am thinking about […]

If ever we needed an Occupy Movement it is now….

October 28, 2011


Today we have the lawyers called in to force the protesters out from St Paul’s square. They’ve had their say now it’s time for them to go or so the Mayor of London says, along with the Bishop of St Paul’s.  But wait!  What are they actually there for?  Isn’t it because people are sick […]

Only a matter of time….

October 26, 2011


Watching the European Heads of State summit outcomes this evening it is hard not to come to the conclusion that it is only a matter of time before there is a pan-European economic collapse.  Angela Merkel went even further today in her address to the Bundestag when she said that without a successful single currency, […]

Bottling it

October 25, 2011


As we await the outcome of the latest European summit, many of us are increasingly wondering what will happen should bailouts fail to save Greece….and Italy…..and Portugal….and…. The news on Greece is so bad that commentators almost do not need to point out that the austerity measures tied to the current bailout package are sending […]

Lootin times

October 24, 2011


So, the analysis is out, finally on the UK riots.  No, those who were caught were not primarily from gangs. Yes, they were predominantly from disadvantaged households and communities. Surely, this data puts paid to any suggestion that it was ‘pure criminality’ and mainly ‘criminal elements’ at work, or even worse that it was ‘the criminal […]