Category Archives: Society

Even The President of the United States has to stand naked.

Mazeltov to Bob on his 80th

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the President of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand
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When Barnet manager let the side down? (3,4,3)

1. When Barnet manager let the side down? (3,4,3)

Like most of late, having time on my hands, The Ericle has spent even more time online. One of my virtual occupations has been taking courses offered by the U3A, (… Read more...

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We have the Boris we deserve.

I am indebted to My Kind & Faithful Reader from Palmers Green, who sent me a couple of recent pieces from The Law and Order Blog. Undoubtedly, she did this as a result of my longstanding belief in the … Read more...

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The Four Questions

Last Tuesday marked the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid Lockdown. Shortly after that we celebrated our first Zoom Passover Seder with friends. Tonight that anniversary comes round again, too.

I’ve always thought Passover to be the quintessential Jewish festival … Read more...

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From little Acorns.

The above article appeared in the press recently, about how valued early personal computers had become as collectible items. Top of the list was The BBC Micro, a personal computer which for many in the UK was the first home … Read more...

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COVID: The Inquest Begins

With the Government announcing, with some justified pride, that the 15 millionth first jab has been administered in the UK and that the spectre of mortality had been reduced for the 88% of the population most at risk from Covid, … Read more...

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Be afraid … but not witlessly so.

This week the UK registered its 100,000th Covid-related death. This is a horrendous statistic, by any standard, and nobody of any reasonably fair disposition can refute that, regardless of any ‘objective’ comparisons of national Pandemic-performances, reflects badly on The United … Read more...

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TRUST. The Biggest Casualty Of Our Times

In my last Ericle post commenting on the US Presidential Election, (here), I suggested that the US & UK Constitutions were ill-matched to the 21st century as they encompassed a sense of ‘reasonable behaviour’ which was in … Read more...

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CH-CH-CH-CHANGES


Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
There’s gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

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We get the government that we deserve.

One of the unmissable features of the COVID Pandemic is that the world responded to it not as one, but as nation-based. Perhaps, one day the governance of the world will be the domain of global institutions but it is … Read more...

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