Norn Iron is in an unbelievably special position so it is.

Did you see that Rishi Sunak the other day in that soft drink canning plant in Norn Iron? Rishi said, and I quote: "Northern Ireland is in the unbelievably special position, unique position in the entire world, European continent in having privileged access not just to the UK home market, which is enormous, fifth biggest … Continue reading Norn Iron is in an unbelievably special position so it is.

Thank goodness Boris pulled out.

"…the truth is that the State in which the rulers are most reluctant to govern is always the best and most quietly governed, and the State in which they are most eager, the worst." Plato, The Republic. The Conservative leadership race, part… um, who's still counting? Thank goodness Boris pulled out. Go on, make up … Continue reading Thank goodness Boris pulled out.

Part of the 48.

I wrote this in January 2017, something was going on in the news, something a bit silly as I recall and a friend of mine had posted something on Facebook about a Supreme Court decision, Parliament, ministers and democracy. I replied with this little ditty. It all seems so far away now; did we ever … Continue reading Part of the 48.

Heat of the Moment

It hit 31°C here yesterday, 31.4°C according to the Chesham Metdesk weather station down by the tennis club. The garden thermometer on the shed said 37°C, I was inclined to disagree with it. It's often inaccurate when the temperature is going up, on the way down it sems to get its act together and toe … Continue reading Heat of the Moment