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No, A Tribute Band Wasn’t Going To Play Trump’s Inauguration

This blog post is a request post. Specifically, it’s at the request of my wife, Holly. You get to request posts too, if you’re married to me. Anyway, there’s a story going round social media, backed up by links to … Continue reading

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On Maximum Wages and Inequality

In his recent burst of activity, UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has made several fairly controversial statements. Some I agree with him totally on (the crisis in the NHS due to underfunding), and others I disagree with him totally on … Continue reading

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A Simple Thought on the US Election

I have seen a lot of people, over the last few weeks, putting the blame on various different factors for Hillary Clinton’s loss. “It was the FBI!”, “It was BernieBros!”, “It was Putin!”, “It was Jill Stein!”, “it was fake … Continue reading

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To Norman Lamb: Ways to Actually Help Autistic People

The Lib Dems’ health spokesman, Norman Lamb, is normally pretty good. On mental health, especially, he’s done an extremely good job. But yesterday he co-authored a piece about autism that falls into almost every trap. The reasons for this can … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Richmond Park By-Election

So, last week, the Lib Dems won the Richmond Park by-election. Some context for foreigners, or those who don’t follow politics very much — the Lib Dems were, until about ten years ago, a formidable by-election fighting machine. We didn’t … Continue reading

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On Structures

My apologies if this is not wonderfully coherent — my blood pressure has been ridiculously high for a couple of weeks, and has made me aphasic, so all the writing I’ve been doing has involved endless hunts for words that … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Fighting Back

Some people should not read this post. I assume that approximately 0% of my regular readers (Sid and Doris Bonkers) are happy about Trump winning the US election, but it’s just about possible that I have a few USian readers … Continue reading

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