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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.

Life Is An Adventure

Life is an adventure. I have no idea who said that or, indeed, if the saying is credited to anybody. I suppose it's true a lot of the time.…

Is Liam Neeson A Racist?

Actor Liam Neeson seems to have got himself into a spot of bother regarding remarks he made about something he thought about doing around 40 years ago.…

21st Century Pride And Prejudice

No, before you ask, I am not particularly a fan of the Jane Austin novel. There aren't enough laughs or action in it for my tastes. …

David Niven: The Last English Gentleman

Having just watched an interview from many years ago featuring David Niven followed by the movie 'A Matter Of Life And Death.'…

The Remarkable Influence Of Grandparents

It's odd isn't it? Young children are often 'closer' to their grandparents than to their parents. Their parents are not younger than their grandparents. …

Grey Owl In Canada

Assuming this modest contribution retains the title I have given it, 'Grey Owl in Canada' - the Editor sometimes has to amend the title.…

Brexit—Are We Nearly There Yet?

Yesterday the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Theresa May, actually had a good day in Parliament. Well, in comparison to most of the days.…

An Englishman Talks About the US Government Shutdown

Now I know that the US and the UK are different places but we have many shared values but there are times when we think you guys are completely nuts.…

The ‘New IRA’ Are Terrorists

A bomb went off in Londonderry, Ireland, yesterday and the people responsible are calling themselves the 'New IRA.' Some people have already been arrested.…

An Englishman Updates the Brexit Fiasco

The facts? Brexit? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Well, no actually. Amazingly there are some facts regarding Brexit that are incontrovertible.…

Will Britain Ever Reintroduce the Death Penalty?

With all the Brexit shenanigans in Britain, other news often vanishes under the radar before anyone has noticed it is even there.…

Austria Closes Mosques and I Can’t Drink Beer In My Local Restaurant

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria has ordered the closing of seven mosques and the investigation of dozens of, primarily, Turkish Imams.…

On Migrants Bobbing About In the English Channel

Britain's Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has declared a crisis over migrants bobbing about in the English Channel in clearly unsuitable craft.…

Doubling the Fun With New Laurel and Hardy Movie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in a movie released in Blighty tomorrow. The movie about the remarkable and much loved Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. …

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