Category Archives: UK

Sad Things (11) David Cameron

Being Prime Minister of a quickly disintegrating country which has been a member state of the European Union since 1973, but who still doesn’t understand how the Union works.

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Two Comedians in Parliament

No surprise that the Five-Star Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle) from Italy and the UK Independence Party are getting together for an alliance in the newly elected European Parliament. After all, they are both led by comedians: Although Beppe Grillo is … Continue reading

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Opening Times

During my walk along Hadrian’s Wall I came across a place where I hoped to get some food and my early morning Coke. It was around 8 in the morning, but I had already been walking for a few hours … Continue reading

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God is up there

I liked how the sign with the arrow supplemented the “God” message. But I don’t trust people who are up all night. (Photographed in Carlisle towards the end of Hadrian’s Wall Path.)

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Why UKIP did so well

My appeal seems to have worked.

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Commemorating World War I

For the 100th anniversary of World War I in 2014, the participating countries have different plans to commemorate this 4-year long war: The United Kingdom will hold a military parade in London and bask in memories of the Empire that once spun … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (13) UK Immigration Policy

The website of the UK Home Office which lists the official government policy on immigration says, on the same page even, that “immigration enriches our culture and strengthens our economy”, but then summarizes the goal of its policy as “reducing immigration”. … Continue reading

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The most segregated place in America

Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 put an end to all official segregation, there are still some places in the USA where black and white Americans don’t mix very much. I have often heard that Sunday morning is … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (32) Manuel Valls

Whenever I see Manuel Valls, the new French Prime Minister, I am reminded of Jamie McDonald (actor Paul Higgins), the “crossest man in Scotland” from the film In the Loop:

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Ambulance on Sark

Sark, one of the Channel Islands, doesn’t have cars. People move around mostly on bicycle. There are also some horse-drawn carriages and a few tractors, mainly to pick up supplies from the harbour. There are so few people that license … Continue reading

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