Monthly Archives: February 2014

The War Game

“Listen, don’t mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right. So! It’s all forgotten now, and let’s hear no more about it.” As Basil Fawlty found, as he immediately launched into: … Continue reading

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When Pigs Fly

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” So said Sir Winston Churchill. For George Orwell, in Animal Farm, the pigs served as a warning against communist revolution. Having removed … Continue reading

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Digging Holes

In 1962, the French President Charles de Gaulle was famously quoted as saying: “How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” In fact, the French have nearer to 400 varieties of cheeses but, … Continue reading

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Mother and Child

“Defend the Children of the Poor & Punish the Wrongdoer”. As admonitions go, that above the main entrance to the Old Bailey (the Central Criminal Court) in London is hard to better. And since – not least it seems in … Continue reading

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