Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

I apologise for interrupting the noble Lord, but before he leaves that point will he at the next stage of the Bill bring forward some evidence from satisfied pubco tenants about how wonderful their relationship is with Enterprise Inns or Punch Taverns?

- Lord Snape* with a deserved burn for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, pubco chum

Lords Hansard, 2nd December 2014, column 1289

* cash for influence yes

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

To articulate what is past does not mean to recognise 'how it really was'. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger.

- Walter Benjamin, 'On the Concept of History'
Sandeep Parmar recording at The Poetry Archive

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Now Cod fishing
In the winter time
Is very cold work.
In a Crabboat
I have known times
When it has been blowing
And snowing and freezing
And all the time my Father
Has been rowing the Boat
Up to the lines.

John Craske

Monday, 3 October 2016

260 million passengers per year the slated end figure for the burgeoning Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016