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If this is true it’s crackers!

March 6, 2012 Categories: politics. Tags: loony tunes and politics. No Comments on If this is true it’s crackers!

On 4 March The Sunday Times in the UK published an article in its business section describing how George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, was “poised to receive a surprise £28 billion windfall” from a “state takeover of the Royal Mail”. The “bonanza” is reported as likely to come about as a consequence […]

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Social democracy

February 29, 2012 Categories: politics. Tags: politics and social democracy. Formats: Quote. No Comments on Social democracy

Social democratic values are more vital in hard times when there is no money. How you share diminished resources matters more than how you share a growing cake…Hard choices for how we tax and spend need social democratic priorities: we are not all in it together when I get un-means-tested winter fuel payments, free travel […]

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Last night’s dinner…

February 29, 2012 Categories: food. Tags: food and recipes. No Comments on Last night’s dinner…

…and also dinner (but for our daughter, after having to delay her flight in for dinner, a late supper) the previous evening. Yottam Ottolenghi is a master of flavour. Yottam Ottolenghi’s Harissa Marinated Chicken with pink grapefruit salad and a dressing of grapefruit juice, lemon juice and maple syrup I appreciate it’s a long title […]

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