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Friendships from Afar

Friendships from Afar

I have a friend, named Lucinda. She is 11,639 kilometres (7,232 miles) away from me. Fourteen years ago, we met in a place that is 4,925 km (3,060 miles) from where I now sit, and is 11,217 km (6,970 miles) […]

Into the Blue with the Terminal Blues

Into the Blue with the Terminal Blues

Wait, hurry up, who are you? Belt off, hurry up, wait. There was a time when air travel was associated with glamour; a world of long-legged elegant women inviting you to converse with dashing uniformed gents as they flew you […]

After The Voting Was Done

After The Voting Was Done

In celebration of the birth of a new style of British politics, and the overdue education of the British voter about how their constitution really works. I. On election day, the voters made their decisions. Their pronouncement, many interpreted. Some […]

The Ballad of Election Night

The Ballad of Election Night

In memory of Britain’s anachronistic electoral system, which hopefully died on May 6, the evening of the 2010 General Election. I. He did not wear his azure tie, For blue is calm but sad, And fired up was his campaign […]

The Real Bigot is Brown

The Real Bigot is Brown

Move on. Everyone makes a mistake. Nobody is perfect. There are three phrases you will not hear Peter Mandelson, Harriet Harman, or least of all Gordon Brown utter when talking about their rivals. “It’s the same old Conservative Party” became […]