Tag Archives: politics

August 2022

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

You ever talk to a logical lunatic before? Theyre much worse than a plain lunatic.”

With the prospect of setting fire to the furniture this winter in order to keep warm, the above … Read more...

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April 2020

Letter From America

My Readers, of a certain age and background, will recall Alastair Cook’s Letter From America; a regular feature of the BBC Home Service, (Radio 4 from 30/9/67), from 1946 to 2002. Wikipedia informs that there were … Read more...

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The New Normal (People) according to Sally Rooney

Below are the covers of the Turkish & Russian editions of Normal People:

Presumably, Sally Rooney’s new book will also be translated into Turkish & Russian, too? Arabic? Burmese? Chinese?

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AN ERICLE SPECIAL: The 2020 US Presidential Debate

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God Bless America

What I saw:

This is a picture of Donald Trump returning to The White House after his Tulsa political rally, watched by an underwhelming 6,200 people in a stadium that can hold 18,000, after claiming that over 1,000,000 people … Read more...

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UK Jewry is backing itself into a corner of its own making.

In the last couple of weeks, I have become embroiled in a discussion at my synagogue – on which I am in a very small minority –  about whether it is correct for an address made from the platform during … Read more...

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Petition against Palestinian Authority salaries for terrorists.

Whilst the UK does not directly fund the salaries of terrorist prisoners, it is morally unacceptable that British taxpayers’ money is being used to fund essential services and public sector salaries in the Palestinian Authority at the same time that

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We get the Leaders we deserve.

When Dave called The Referendum, not for a moment thinking that the UK would opt for BREXIT, nobody could have conceived the social and political stalemate that we have been living through these past three years. Looking back on it … Read more...

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Bored with BREXIT?

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Like any sane person in the UK, I am sick and tired of discussing BREXIT but it is a conversation that won’t go away. My fearful anticipation is that it is a generational conversation that won’t end, as it is … Read more...

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BREXIT: A Failure Of leadership

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The Ericle can offer my valued reader no great insight as to whether yesterday’s proposed Brexit Withdrawal deal is as good as the UK could get. Although I am not fundamentally against it, what I am completely clear about … Read more...

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