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Trump, Trump, Trump
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Trump, Trump, Trump

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk And said goodbye to the circus Off she went with a trumpety-trump Trump, trump, trump.   This children’s song has come back to my mind recently. And don’t many of us wish we could just ‘say goodbye’, as we contemplate the advancing Presidency of […]

Expressing feelings
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Expressing feelings

Abstract expressionism is the latest artistic style to benefit from a major retrospective, in the current show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.   Steve Latham   Displaying a variety of, very different, approaches, Abstract Expressionism was that post-war, US internationalist style, which was incorporated into the Cold War ideological […]

Customer complaints
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Customer complaints

Recently, we bought a new microwave cooker from a well-known British high street store. I am being deliberately coy about which one, because I don’t know how libel laws work!   Steve Latham   We moved house this summer, and wanted to replace our old rusty model, with something new, […]

“Nasty” Britain
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“Nasty” Britain

In Britain it is the season for political party conferences, and the Conservatives’ conference this autumn provided clues about the tenor and trajectory of their policies.   Steve Latham   Long before her ascension to the premiership, Theresa May challenged the Tories that they were known as the “nasty party”. […]

Europe’s demons
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Europe’s demons

The Brexit vote has stunned liberal opinion throughout Europe. But it is only one aspect of a phenomenon overtaking our political landmass.   Steve Latham   Indeed atavistic sentiments, of nationalist hostility toward foreigners, are returning to the West as whole. The popularity of Donald Trump in the US election […]