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May And Loathsome

There is a lot of nonsense talked about life in 1950s and 1960s West Belfast. Nostalgia gives us a lot of clichés…”close knit communities”, “people who were the salt of the earth”, “give you the shirts off their backs” and … Continue reading

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(Knee) Jerks…And Bloggers

The best thing about my Blog is the title. In case you ever wondered “Keeping An Eye On The Czar of Russia” is a reference to the editor of a small County Cork newspaper who took an unlikely interest in … Continue reading

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2020 Visions

I couldn’t be bothered listening to news about George Osborne’s Conservative British Budget yesterday. Normally I watch these things “live” on TV but yesterday I just watched westerns on You Tube. And I barely watched the News last night. From … Continue reading

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Working Class?

I am 60 years old. The older I get, the more disturbed I am at pictures of children in distress. Ipossible to see footage from war-torn Palestine and famine-blighted Ethiopia witbeing seeing my grandchildren. And I am sure that the … Continue reading

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Shuffle Bored

I know nothing about Theresa Villiers, new Secretary of State for Norn Iron. Good Stuart-Jacobite name of course. But Mrs Fitzjames Horse, who is a shrewd judge of character doesnt like the look of her. And that will do for … Continue reading

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