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I am English first, British second and never ever European. I have supported Oldham Athletic FC for 50 years which has made me immune from depression. My taste buds have died due to too many red hot curries so I drink Kronenburg beer and milk - sometimes in the same glass. I have a wife, daughter, 9 cats and I like toast.

Finding A Job In 2018

by Neil Bamforth I do feel sorry for young people you know. I’ve lost track of how many times I have heard them complain, quite rightly, about the difficulties in…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From A Twatwaffle

It is the season of goodwill to all men. I beg your pardon, the season of goodwill to all men and women. No, try again. The season of goodwill to…

Snowflakes And Shibboleths

I am led to believe that the movie 'Fight Club' is primarily responsible for the term 'snowflake.'  I have no idea whether this is true…

The Beggars Of London Town

You try walking past aggressive beggars from Eastern Europe who, on occasion, have assaulted people to get money. Happens all the time.…

Why Do Governments So Often Get It Wrong?

by Neil Bamforth When I say ‘governments’ I am using the word as a ‘cover all’ for ‘the powers that be’ or ‘those in charge’ or whatever you prefer to…

Why This Englishman Is Moving Back To England

We have decided that, while we live in England already geographically, we are moving back there. That sounds weird, doesn't it?…

Britain, Doctor Who, Anti-Semitism, Multiculturalism, LGBT, And Other Stuff

The first time I heard the abbreviation LGBT mentioned, for example, I thought somebody had opened up a fast food joint to rival TGI Fridays or something. …

An Englishman Is Vexed By A Global Clash Of Cultures

Do you want to talk about a clash of cultures? Drive down the M62 from Manchester to Liverpool. It's akin to moving from New York to Islamabad.…

The European Union: An Empire In The Making

by Neil Bamforth In 2007, Jose Manual Barroso, the European Union Commission Chief, stated that “Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empire.…

Does This Englishman Live In A Disunited Kingdom? Saying Goodbye To Brexit

As a Brexiteer who, somewhat reluctantly, voted 'remain' I can, at least, claim to have not added to the current discord over here. …

An Englishman Defines Freedom of Speech and the Right To Offend

Freedom of speech has been taking quite a hammering over the last couple of decades. "You have to be so careful what you say and who you say it to.…

Fake News And Half News

Until Trump came along I don't think I had heard the phrase 'fake news'. I might have done but, if so, it certainly hadn't really registered. …

As We Age Death Is Everywhere

What a jolly little header eh? Death is everywhere. Well? It is. Right now, from a personal perspective, people are dropping like flies.…

Why Donald Trump Was No Accident

Lots of people voted for Trump because they were fed up with the 'political elite'. The career politicians who wouldn't know a real job.…

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