Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Stop press! Is Theresa May after a hard Brexit or sof crexit?

NEWS that Theresa May is giving up crisps for Lent - salt and vinegar variety, since you ask – made me wonder what else people are giving up. Is Jeremy Corbyn giving up trying to lead the Labour Party, or is that just the impression he seems to give? And,…

Keep that mail coming always

ONE of the bonuses I glean from writing this column is the mail I receive. The reason many go unpublished is because a large number have attachments, or are a tad too long. I do of course read them all. The feedback I gain is invaluable and I thank all…

TRUMP THIS! The Donald on women's looks and bodies

IF you could see inside my head, you’d find some profoundly insightful thoughts about the rise of the far right in European politics. Before you got there, though, you’d find the following: Donald Trump’s recent edict that White House female employees “dress like women”. Now Trump’s always made it clear…

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Just who gives them the right?

IF you even bothered to watch it, I've no doubt you thoroughly enjoyed the cock-up at the Oscars ceremony last week. As usual the 'stars', who often find it impossible to connect two words without a script, were utterly tongue-tied at the mix up, producing more waffles than Dick's fast…

A great restaurant icon has passed away

BAD NEWS from the world of hotels and restaurants that the icon that was Victor Ceserani has passed away at the very wonderful age of 97. He was taken into hospital two weeks prior to his death suffering from cancer. Born of Italian-Belgian parents on October 23, 1919 in Knightsbridge,…

These bewildering and confusing times have an answer – somehow

I TOO realise how confusing times are. You, as an individual and part of our society is much to blame but so is the mass education and learning process that has moved us along to this point in time, space and history to arrive at this bewildering juncture in our…

A third way

FOR a politician who was so often wrong, Artur Mas, ex-regional president of Cataluña, finally got it right. There is an alternative to Catalan independence, he said, but the State must come up with it. Of course Mas is no longer president after a sequence of early elections that ran…

Blair & Hogan-Howe aren’t fading away, but are away with the fairies

THIS week my ‘targets’ are two old favourites, Tony Blair and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Now, bear with me here - don’t panic! In a recent speech, Blair signalled a return to frontline politics, claiming that Brexit isn’t inevitable and that Brits voted with ‘imperfect knowledge’ of what the alternative was…

A bitter and twisted approach

JUST whose side are the British media actually on? It does seem that almost anything that may be commendable, or praiseworthy concerning the UK, is immediately put down by cynical news people; who really do appear to only be interested in pouring rain on any British parade that waves a…

Good Food, Good Wine and Good Friends

N LAST WEEK’S column I continued reporting on the progress that we were making regarding the regeneration of a client’s restaurant. The menu has now been decided upon and both the owner and his chef are happy with the outcome. We now have to look at creating a different image.…

Solving the enigmas of Roswell

I HAVE never taken for granted my stay in this world would last forever. Once you’ve survived to the age of 30 you soon realize that therein still remain lots of life’s mysteries to be solved. But, sometimes personal circumstances land one just on the threshold or some of those…
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