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End the public sector pay cap or wear a tie

 In a bid to lessen the austerity measures which the Conservative government are due to continue, Labour proposed an amendment of regret to the Queen’s Speech asking for a fair pay rise for public sector workers.  The Queen’s Speech, actually written fully by the Conservatives sets out the plan for their next tenure of government. [...]

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I received my poll card

Just a quick post. Today I received my poll card.  I will be voting in the General Election on Thursday 8th June 2017. You have the power to make your voice heard. Please do not aimlessly complain if you haven’t voted or voted for the party which has negatively impacted on what you are complaining [...]

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There and back

On Wednesday 19th April 2017 I cycled to Peterborough and back. I touch type.  As I talked about my journey, I typed what I said.  I of course went back and re-read it a few times.  I made a few edits.  I decided to then voice record it.  When I listen back to it in [...]

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How to be good in a big metal box

This video is entitled “How to be good in a big metal box”. These past few days have been glorious.  The sun has been shining and the wind has been low which means it has been perfect cycling weather. Despite feeling very happy I had a few moments of sadness.  In this video, I show [...]

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Child Of Our Time

Tonight and tomorrow sees the return of Child Of Our Time.  I am so looking forward to this. Nearly a year ago I wrote a blog post asking the BBC, “Where is Child Of Our Time?“.  I like to think that the series has appeared back on our screens because of my post.  Of course [...]

Spoons bar crawl

Protest, crawl and ppaaarrttayy

I had a bloody good time. On Saturday 11th February I was scheduled to work and did everything I could to get the day off.  I managed it.  The week before I had met up with Tom who had said about the idea of doing a Spoons bar crawl.  That Saturday was also the day [...]

Everywhere in cities

Two cities

I meant to write this last year.  Opps.  I never got round to it.  I went to Paris on my own back on November 21st. The accompanying photo album was waiting on my desktop to be uploaded here along with an article.  Then it went to the front of the queue.  It was joined by [...]

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The power of misreporting – 7-Legged has been cancelled

I am a University of Nottingham alumni and I am disappointment at a decision the Students’ Union has made.  I have written to the SU and awaiting their reply.  Here’s my I am angry: The University of Nottingham’s Student Union in a statement on the 6th February announced that the 7 Legged event would cease. [...]

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Anti-Trump protest

On Monday 30th January 2017, I took part in the anti-Trump protest in London. It was a demonstration organised within just two days. Thousands of people lined the streets of Whitehall to voice their opinions.  This was in response to Trumps executive ordering banning the entry into the US from 7 Muslim majority countries.  It [...]

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Starbucks, you need to change

Dear Starbucks, You need to look at one of your franchised stores. Their behaviour is wasteful and wrong. I went into your coffee shop and asked for a white chocolate mocha, and stated loudly that I wanted to drink in. The barista picked up a takeaway cup and asked for my name. “Ohh no, to [...]