The Øresund Bridge was obscured by the lights of my train. I wanted to see it again. Alas, I could not. Well, at least not very much of it. That’s the curse of travelling trains by night. Still, I arrived safely in Gentofte and managed to find my way to Viking-type Chum’s flat. At my insistence he didn’t meet me at station. It seemed pointless to make him stand outside in the dank, cold Danish December night. Read more…
When season one of the crown became available on Netflix I resisted watching as I was certain that it would be a load of rubbish. Well guess what ? It isn’t. it’s pretty good and has made me view the monarchy and the Queen in a different light.
The series by itself didn’t achieve this but it prompted a lot of googling and I discovered a lot of things that I hadn’t realised before ( BTW I am humble enough to know that I’m not the most knowledgeable of men….but I am prepared to learn ).
Anyway if any of you have Netflix I recommend ‘The Crown Season One’. If you haven’t got Netflix get it, it’s only £6-00 per month and worth every penny.
I was glad that Luxembourg Airlines fly over northern Germany and Denmark on their flight to Stockholm. The reason is very simple: it’s always nerve-wracking to fly over large bodies of water in a tiny Bombardier aeroplane. I had a row to myself. Flights to Sweden from Luxembourg are rarely full in the winter and I was only too happy to see Skåne below me. Read more…
So the Limp Dims have overturned a 20,000-vote majority for Zac Goldsmith. Not terribly surprising, really, considering the impetuousness and rash irresponsibility of the man. He had a comfortable level of support in the London mayoral election. Then, he not only snatched defeat form the jaws of victory but positively rammed it down Khan’s throat. Then, in a most febrile of atmospheres — and in what was until 2010 a marginal Limp Dim seat — he resigned from the Conservative Party and forced a by-election. Good riddance. The Delightful Mrs May may hardly be delighted by the loss of a seat, but he’s been a tremendous thorn in HM’s Government’s side for some time.
I am somewhat amused to see the ecstatic enthusiasm with which the Guardian readers are welcoming the thought of being able to remain as individuals within the EU.
Presumably this would take the form of a Visa or Eu passport for which they will have to pay. What none of them consider is quite how much they will have to pay! Will they have to use it or lose it? All sorts of wrinkles there that may prove very expensive indeed.
This guy is a class act. I wish we had some like him over here.
You can find more on Youtube.
With luck this guy will become US Attorney General.
This has been quite a year politically, hasn’t it? Throughout the West the established political order has been challenged and undermined. In Germany the stale coalition system has effectively been turned on its head. Baden-Württemberg has a Greens-led coalition with the CDU as junior coalition partner. Rheinland-Pfalz has a “traffic light” coalition – Red/Yellow/Green. In the former DDR the AfD have been winning over 20pc in most states, even hard-left Berlin gave th Read more…