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A Most Humble Offer

I went to training school today to print B&B reservations, train schedules, my Caledonian Sleeper ticket and make a copy of an assignment for a student. I was asked where I was going by a directrix and responded “the UK, as usual”. She, a Scouser-turned-Wog of the worst sort, sneered and started to rant incoherently. Apparently, I have “let the side down” terribly and should be ashamed of myself for travelling to the United Kingdom. Her opinion is shared by many. So, may I make a most humble offer? I will trade my position in Spain to any poor Bremainer. In exchange I will settle in blighted Blighty and drink copious amounts of tea as penance.

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Portugal is an accidental country. It is also a poor country, it has always been but, somehow, it has always been a proud country. By and large the Portuguese are also down-to-earth. Portugal had its golden age. It was built on trade and exploration, on diplomacy and naval prowess. A Read more…

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There’s nothing artsy about water

This dripping tap is driving me Miss Daisy. Is there a plumber in the house? Help!

Gone. Gutted. Grrr.

June 25, 2016 15 comments

The day the music died. Again.

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A Humble Prediction

One of the more unfortunate aspects of living in Spain is that I’m surrounded by among the most pretentious of expatriates. Earlier this week I was thoroughly eviscerated by a mob of Yanks convinced in their typically insufferable manner that the EU represents the very best of Europe. I was the only Brexit supporter in this Septic-dominated “group” with a vocal minority of self-loathing Britons, not that it is much of a group as they have made a point of marginalising me as I don’t fit their mould. Not that I really mind, drinking heavily, watching football and jumping into bed with strangers isn’t my idea of a “good time”. Read more…

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That was some night.

June 24, 2016 15 comments


Well that was some night. Mrs J and I were  counting agents at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon for The Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire count. We arrived at 10 pm not really expecting to win and walked out into the daylight at 5 am hardly believing what had just happened.


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Stay or Go – Sovereignty

June 22, 2016 7 comments

I’ve been all over the place on this one.

I promise you that I have  perused everything that my fellow Charioteers have posted or linked on sovereignty. Read more…

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Stay or Go – Immigration

June 22, 2016 15 comments

Uncontrolled immigration is  a bad thing.

You English Southrons are, comparatively,  living cheek by jowl  with a population density of 413 per square kilometre. Yet again, we Celts are holding you back from being right up there, c by j-wise. To be fair, you could never hope to compete with top of the table Monaco and  their 25,718.12 psm. Read more…

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EU Debate.

June 20, 2016 3 comments
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Stay or Go? – Our Economy

June 19, 2016 10 comments

This one is easy, in my opinion.

Nobody seem to  dispute that we are the fifth largest economy in the world. Or that we have a trade deficit with the EU.

I don’t believe that cutting off your nose to spite your face will ever appeal to  rEU*. Read more…

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