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I watch the Queen’s Speech every year and so blinking what?

There was a Christmas day tradition in our family which involved precision of timing and a lot of stress that only dissipated at 3pm. Everything, till then, revolved around the broadcast of the Queen’s Speech.…

Infantilising politicians as bickering children is not helpful to understanding Brexit

Part of responsible citizenry is to understand the issues that concern you so as to be able to cast your vote in an informed manner. From my conversations with numerous people across the political spectrum…

An open invitation to a funeral for a 100 year old true Brit

A woman who represented the best of Britain died on 12 November. Rosa Wright, who was a mum figure to me and a grandmother to Maelo (my daughter), devoted her life in service to the…

Interesting articles on the Lib Dems

Here is a collection of stories doing the rounds on the party: New Statesman: So why aren’t the Lib Dems standing down in Canterbury? The Independent: Could the Lib Dems really avoid doing a deal…

Start your Mondays with a plan for the week

If I don’t have a list I become listless and pointless. Planning is crucial to my week. It acts as a signpost for my ambition and serves as an action plan for things that I…

A bereavement amid politics reminds me of what is important

Since the election starter gun was fired, politics has dominated my reading and thoughts. Then something happened. Something quite devastating and debilitating. A woman who has been a mother figure to me for 38 years…

Are you a bully?

For every person bullied, there is a bully. For everyone whose life is being made miserable by someone (or more) that ‘someone (or more)’ is the culprit. It mystifies me as to why an enormous…

‘Can I have a white doctor for the operation?’

Racist abuse against NHS staff almost triples, ITV News finds. Watch the video here.

Will an election change things?

Status quo, deja vu or possibility for change? How you view the impending general election on 12 December depends very much on whether your glass is half full, half empty or, even, cracked. The outcome…

My spooky story from 17 years ago

It’s something that still scares me to bits. No one can ever tell me that it was my imagination. When my daughter, Maelo, was 3 years old she started playing with imaginary people. Whenever I…

According to the New Yorker, ‘The worst is most likely yet to come’, on Brexit

“The shape of the future is now visible. The uncertainty has receded. The worst is most likely yet to come. “ Depending on which side of the Brexit divide you are on the words are either…

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