Monthly Archives: January 2012

Update – a personal statement in which I resign from wordpress

I’d like to thank wordpress for the privilege of blogging for them over the past few months, primarily about the vexed issue of the pronunciation of the word  “scone”, and for offering me a regular blogging post again after the … Continue reading

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You be the political commentator – the date of the important vote

A politician stands for election and promises an important vote. He does not specify a date for this vote in his manifesto. He had promised to bring forward a bill for an important vote at the last election too in … Continue reading

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BREAKING: man shocked and stunned that referendum is outwith competence of Holyrood

I am shocked and stunned that the UK government has legal advice that a referendum bill falls outwith the legislative competence of Holyrood. Shocked. And stunned. In fact I am very stunned. Why did no-one mention this years (eg four and … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband reveals new theme tune

In what he himself described as a dynamic and forthright speech today winning praise from all who hadn’t turned it off through sheer boredom by the end and weren’t bound by journalistic work commitments to watch it Ed “Mister Ed” Miliband today announced that henceforth … Continue reading

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Does anyone know the way? There’s got to be a way. To Blackbusters

Like many people I first learned of the sad death of Bob Holness while l was laughing at an apparent typing error on the twitter account of Ed “Mister Ed” Miliband, the leader of the Labour party. Miliband, in a … Continue reading

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How do you pronounce “scone”? A definitive poll

Happy new year. My regular reader will not be surprised to know that the vast majority of the searches to reach my blog relate to the pronunciation of the word “scone”. My regular reader will know this because clearly it … Continue reading

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