Category Archives: Rants

21st Century Highwaymen


According to Wikipedia:

The Great Age Of Highwaymen was the period from the Restoration in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714. What favoured them most was the lack of governance and absence of a police force. Most Read more...

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Anti-semitism & The Labour Party

If you can’t – or don’t want to – believe the cancer at the heart of Labour Party, please read this pamphlet handed out by the counter-demonstrators (“Labour Against The Witch Hunt”) at yesterday’s protest against anti-semitism within the party. … Read more...

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😨 about Facebook? You should be, but for the right reasons!


The Ericle, in both his personal & political personae, is a keen user of social media in general and Facebook in particular. I think it is not unfair to say that I spend at least 30 minutes of every day … Read more...

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What a swell party this is! Not!


From: Eric Wilton 

Subject: Membership Number LXXXX217

Date: 28 August 2016 at 12:43:56 BST



I am writing to let you know that I am leaving The Labour Party and that I  have cancelled my monthly direct debit Read more...

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It’s time to kick professional football where it hurts.


Just when you think the FIFA World Cup saga could not drag ‘The Beautiful Game’ any lower, another revelation sets a new low. As if it wasn’t bad enough that Russia & Qatar bought the 2018 & 2022 Finals, and … Read more...

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What’s next? The return of The Workhouse?


The Ericle has become quite exercised by the experiences of the Offspring, as they try to gain a fingernail-hold on employment in the current economic climate. Over the last couple of years, I have witnessed their oft-exploitation by way of … Read more...

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BA Maths: 2 – 1 = 0


Mrs Ericle & I, having been invited to a wedding in Nice on June 28th, decided to turn the Happy Event into an extended break in the area. Accordingly, a British Airways return ticket was purchased departing Blighty … Read more...

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Not in my name!

Go Home

Last year it was ‘Go Home’ poster vans cruising our streets, yesterday came a package of miserly unpleasant Government proposals aimed at dealing with ‘the immigration problems’ facing the UK. According to The Institute for Public Policy research, when one … Read more...

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In my Inbox this week appeared an email from a close relative, (a holocaust survivor, now living in the USA), with a link to ‘England’s No. 1 Song’. (This is the link here). I hope & trust that he … Read more...

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Is the UK going down the toilet?

Sickening stuff in today’s papers. Tomorrow’s Panorama news programme, trailed in today’s Sunday Times, union jack toilettells of three Labour peers revealing their willingness to accept cash to use their influence to push for new laws to benefit particular business interests. Their … Read more...

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