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The English Question

April 28, 2015 Longrider 6

A thoughtful piece from Geoffrey Wheatcroft on the West Lothian Question. Like Wheatcroft, I always had underlying qualms about devolution. It was a muddle rather than […]

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April 27, 2015 Longrider 7

I have a female brain. Whodathuunkit? While these things are all a bit silly and no more than an amusing diversion, there are a couple […]

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No Politics Here

April 24, 2015 Longrider 4

Railway stations that is. Network Rail has decided that the puerile campaign being waged by the terminally stupid National Union of Students, being political in nature […]

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It’s All Our Fault

April 23, 2015 Longrider 7

According to Michael White, those poor politicians deserve a better electorate. Having wasted moments of my life wading through this risible drivel, the only thought […]

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Syria and Beyond

April 20, 2015 Longrider 12

When the media started wetting itself over the disappearance of Asif Malik and his family, my reaction was mixed between “meh so let them go, if that’s […]

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R80R Update

April 19, 2015 Longrider 9

Since I last posted about this bike, I’ve added a few tweaks. Because I wanted this to be a working machine as well as a […]

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Zero Hours

April 19, 2015 Longrider 11

Zero hours jobs stink. Thus sayeth Barbara Ellen, in the Groan. Perhaps this would be a good time to recover myself and outline why so […]

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April 16, 2015 Longrider 6

The Student’s Union. The National Union of Students has launched a “payback time” campaign against MPs who broke their 2010 election promise over tuition fees, […]

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What You Want…

April 14, 2015 Longrider 2

…Isn’t the same as what you can have. David Cameron has said his aim is to guarantee a “good life” for British workers and families […]