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Get thee to Yate!


  1.1 And there dwelt in South Gloucestershire, near the towns of Thornbury and Yate a man named Steve; 1.2 and Steve was godly and loved of all who knew him for he had done great deeds in Westminster – … Continue reading

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Get a grip and a sense of humour


The sky is full of helicopters and the streets wail with sirens. It is 9 am on the morning after the latest “terrorist” attack and Westminster and the City are on red alert. One nutter decided to go on the … Continue reading

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Pensions Minister in the house – shout out for Richard Harrington!


A new man In one of the lowest keys of appointments, Richard Harrington crept into the DWP as an under-secretary and inherited all the issues for rather less pay than he’d have got if he’d got the usual ministerial salary. … Continue reading

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The politics of pensions – how the landscape has changed since 2010.


Let us hope that the head of steam that has been built up since 2010 can be maintained.
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People with long eyes


“People with long eyes” This is what some native Americans called the scientists setting up a telescope in the mid-west desert; the phrase gave Lucy Winkett’s sermon at the St Paul’s Schools John Colet Day its theme. I sat and listened with long ears … Continue reading

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Born to overrun – Springsteen dancing in the park


Last night Hyde Park hosted  80,000 mesmerised spectators who stood in the rain and listened to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ,  joined by Sir Paul McCartney – the legend. Here’s the video footage of the two singing “I saw her standing … Continue reading

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What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?


It’s one thing to see off Brown and co, holed up in the Downing Street bunker, another to beat the beastly bosh lined up in the public sector trenches. Continue reading

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