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Chewing the cud in Barcelona

Returned to Europe some three weeks ago and I am now down in Barcelona for a few days, but really I am not paying too much attention to Carles Puigdemont’s and Mariona Rajoy’s brinkmanship. Let the people vote, is what … Continue reading

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In Hong Kong

Sitting in Hong Kong and thinking about the whole quo vadis of the blog once again. It has been two and a half months since I have posted and, almost coincidently, that last post was on China. Different impressions are … Continue reading

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Chewing the cud on a couple of systems and the criminals they spawn

The internet is down and German Telekom cannot send a techncian until wednesday. However, with the withdrawal symptoms not half as bad as I thought they would be, the benefits of a life without 24/7 web access are becoming clear. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Easy Reading and Hard Writing

In a little cafe at the corner of Berwick Street and D’Arblay Street and the much neglected blog has been accessed. That neglect is reflected in the reader statistics for this blog yesterday, but in a sense that is no bad … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Nationalistic Narratives that help to keep an Absurd System in Place

The book was bought in Foyles today; ‘Never Forget National Humiliation’ and with the pigs pigging it in Capitalism’s temples from Beijing to Bicester Village, Vancouver to Venice, Shanghai to St Moritz, the evidence would appear to suggest that  “Wuwang … Continue reading

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Three short conversations in London

Went down to Cricklewood High Street this morning to do my laundry, threw it in, and then went to Costa Coffee, where I saw, or thought I saw, Ken Livingstone a couple of weeks ago, to wait for it to … Continue reading

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Might have seen Ken Livingstone in Costa Coffee this morning

In London for a few weeks and I have already been here for a few days. Could swear I saw Ken Livingstone in Costa Coffee in Cricklewood this morning. An “oldish”, very casually dressed man, who would hardly cut a … Continue reading

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