Monthly Archives: March 2013

Here comes the racism

One of the misjoys of coming back to the UK, even only for a few days, is hearing all the rancour about benefit tourism. Current talk is about limiting the benefits of EU migrants, which is somewhat self-defeating as people … Continue reading

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Bloody Awful airways

For reasons I cannot be bothered explaining, I got put on a British Airways flight into Heathrow. Now, BA crops up a lot on Expedia with bit-beyond-reasonable air fares, but with its own Heathrow terminal, one should expect to be … Continue reading

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Where ‘da Local?

In the UK there is the familiar distinction between the modern-day Gin Lane that is the city-centre bars, and the much more relaxed local. Unless you happen to be living in a place like Quaker-built Bourneville you are never too … Continue reading

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