Tag Archives: politics

Caveat lector

Book Review: Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future, by Harry Leslie Smith I’d already added this to my to-read list when it turned up in the work book sale. I was curious, though I’d been warned that if you’re … Continue reading

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Where’s Jeremy Corbyn?

After a hectic week following a holiday, I could have done with a rest this weekend, but we had decided to go on the People’s Vote march, so we headed back in to London yesterday. Fortunately the trains were, for … Continue reading

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Oh, Jeremy … Thorpe

Book Review: Jeremy Thorpe, by Michael Bloch I am too young to remember Jeremy Thorpe. Over the years his story would rear up on occasion, with attendant whiff of scandal, but never really enough to get a good understanding of … Continue reading

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Eating Your Greens

Book Review: Energy Transformation – An Opportunity for Europe, by Claude Turmes This was a random selection from the work book sale. There have been quite a few good news stories about renewable energy in Europe in recent years, and … Continue reading

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Humble seeker after truth

I went to see The Post at Reading Film Theatre this week, seeming particularly topical in the current turmoil about fake news, lobbying and corruption. I enjoyed the film, but it’s difficult to pin down what it’s about – the … Continue reading

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Chance Witness

Book Review: Chance Witness – An Outsider’s Life in Politics, by Matthew Parris Parris never actually attributes the line “There’s something not quite right about that boy” to Thatcher; rather, he says, it was his reading of her face on … Continue reading

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I, Maybot

Book Review: I, Maybot, by John Crace I noticed on Goodreads this was only scheduled for release the day I finished reading it. I assume it slipped through any embargo at the work book sale, or perhaps the publisher metadata … Continue reading

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