This is a request to all the young people who are out there pulling down all the statues of previous slave traders with such hatred for this awful practice.

I have to point out however, what I feel is somewhat ironic in their actions as I would imagine it is predominantly these same young people who are enabling the modern day slave trade to exist by purchasing cheap clothing made by workers on virtually poverty wages in countries like India.

Perhaps someone could point out the irony of the situation to them, for I feel they are very unlikely to see it for themselves.

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I was listening to Her Majesty’s BBC Radio Four News this morning where the reporter was talking about Priti Patel who had apparently been gas-lighted and then went on to explain that gas-lighting was; to make someone unsure of something, in this case, something relating to her ethnic origin.

The reporter went on further to suggest she had been mansplained but gave no explanation of what the word may have meant and having looked it up it is; for a man to explain something to a woman in a patronising or condescending manner.

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Why indeed was a reporter using such modern and made up words on BBC Radio Four News and who on earth did he think he was talking to, I very much doubt if any of the usual Radio Four listeners would have the faintest idea what he was talking about.

Personally I am very much against this modern trend for making up new words and I find myself extremely discombobulated by their usage and have a preference for the more established words like discombobulated, the earliest reference I could find was for 1879.

I wonder if in 141 years time gas-lighted will have established itself as a word in common usage, I have to say I’m extremely sceptical about the possibility of that happening, in the meantime perhaps they would merely refrain from using the word on Radio Four.

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Having just heard the latest news concerning the 5000 jobs being cut at British Gas by Centrica the company that owns it, I have two observations on the subject.

Firstly and most worryingly are my concerns for the safety of all the British Gas customers who rely on British Gas to provide sufficient cover to maintain the pipes and infrastructure delivering the gas as it is a rather explosive product and with 5000 fewer employees who will be looking after these pipes etc; unless of course it has been sub contracted out to the cheapest bid already, although with an explosive product like gas I would personally prefer it was being maintained by the best firm rather than the cheapest.

My second concern as a British Gas customer is one of cost for surely if they have been employing 5000 people who are totally unnecessary to the business this must be reflected in the price they are charging for their gas, I wonder if I might be in line for a refund?

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I just wanted to point out that we won the Second World War and at the time we were in the right fighting against Hitler who tried to obliterate the Jewish race by starving and gassing them to death together with Gay and Black people.

I thought it only right to post this information before all the statues are taken down leaving no record of this event for the young people of today to learn from.

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Wonderful to see Prince Phillip celebrating his 99th birthday today, one hopes he remains fit and healthy and manages to get a telegram from the Queen next year.

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Due to Corvid 19 sales of cars in the UK have dropped to the same level as 1946 the year after World War Two, when the country was almost bankrupt, which has caused Jaguar to ask the Government for a £1bn loan.

Now call me a sceptical old so and so but I’m wondering why you would give them this money when due to pressure from the Government all the car manufactures are being forced to producing nothing but electric cars by 2035.

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There are only 200,000 electric cars in the UK at the moment proving how unpopular they are, the range achieved from a charge is abysmal, the Lithium for the batteries pollutes the planet, they are vastly expensive to buy and as yet no manufacturer has made a profit from selling electric cars.

Perhaps it might be better to invest £1bn in manufacturing a clean fuel for the already successful internal combustion engine, that way Jaguar can continue to make a profit and the Government would get its money back!

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I have now realised why we were all so good at staying safe and indoors during the previous period of lock down.

Previously we could only exercise once a day but now I think we can do it as much as we have the stamina for which is good news for keep fit fanatics, unfortunately as all I have been doing is sitting on my bottom trying to finish the book I’m writing it will make little difference to me.

As I understood it before, I could visit my parents but only one at a time although I’m not sure if we had to do it outdoors or if we would be permitted to go inside or chat to one in the garden whilst waving to the other through the window but once again this will make little difference to me unless the Government has found a way to raise the dead.

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The rules seem a little unclear as to whether one can have a barbecue although I think we can now gather in groups of six although I have no idea if they have to be all from the same family or whether you have to be part of that family.

Some shops will be permitted to open as long as you social distance when in them which may be a little tricky in some of the smaller local shops one might want to visit, but you can’t go to a pub or restaurant no matter how far you keep apart, although I have heard of pubs doing take away beer.

I have seen on the television vast numbers of people congregating on our beaches, parks and beauty spots, although I have no idea if this is within the guidelines or not.

Apparently football is starting again although the stadiums will have to remain empty, I’m not sure about the rules concerning most football players tendency to spit all the time when playing but as I can’t stand football, once again it will make very little difference to my life.

Do forgive me if I have left out some of the new rules as it all seemed to get lost in the confusion and fog surrounding them, perhaps my attempt to clarify the rules for you has not been quite as useful as I was hoping.

As I said at the beginning of this post I now realise why we were so good at following the rules in the first place and as it is my intention to finish my book before Covid 19 is over I shall continue to observe the rather simple instructions we had at the start.


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I just received an email saying they are changing WordPress on 1st June and it seems

already I am in trouble, I was hoping to just type as I always do but no, as usual with these new ideas they always make it considerably more complicated as you can see from the spacing being all wrong

space, next line!

So as this is a practice, it seems I can have the spacing of the lines so close they are virtually on top of each other

or I can continue down here.

Who in Hell’s name designed this load of nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On the evening of 16th May 1943 at 21.39 the 617 Squadron of Lancaster bombers left Scampton to head for the Rhur Valley to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams.

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The following day 17th May 1943 they returned, 53 of the 133 who left the previous evening were dead.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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The drop off in attendances at A&E.

Apparently there has been a considerable drop off in attendances at A&E since the outbreak of Covid19 and the worry is that there are considerable numbers of people who are sitting at home desperately ill and too frightened to visit hospital.

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Personally I’m a little sceptical about that as I can speak personally as a friend of mine had an aortic aneurysm which ruptured leaving him unconscious and effectively bleeding to death and at no time did he show reluctance to enter hospital during this medical emergency, obviously it’s a little hard to show reluctance when you’re unconscious. I’m glad to add that he survived, much against the odds and is now on the road to recovery.

I imagine this would be the case with most of the medical emergencies that have happened since the arrival of Covid 19, for faced with the decision of staying out of hospital and bleeding to death on the pavement or, taking ones chances with Covid 19 I think the decision is not that hard to make.

Perhaps, the answer to the lack of attendances has more to do with the fact that considerable numbers of us are at home doing nothing more dangerous than laying in bed late watching television where the only danger is from inadvertently falling out of bed, a situation which could be alleviated by the judicious placing of some spare pillows.

Once up and about, assuming we have made a hot beverage safely without spilling boiling water all over ourselves, something I imagine the vast majority of the population manage under normal circumstances every morning, almost with their eyes shut.

Then taking the hot beverage into one’s lounge to sit down and read a good book as long as we have taken good heath and safety measures with the hot drink we can read safely all day, as long as we don’t fall asleep and drop the heavy book on our foot we should be relatively safe.

Once upon a time the two most dangerous things in the house were the stairs and tea cosy’s and as I imagine very few people use a tea cosy nowadays we are just left with the dangers of ascending or descending the stairs.

I believe trousers have taken the place of tea cosy’s, as people tend to trip up when putting them on, not a problem for those who have placed pillows at the bedside as they should break your fall before you do any damage.

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I would have thought by now most people are aware of the dangers posed by the stairs and take adequate care unless of course alcohol comes into the equation, but under the present situation even that can be eliminated as a considerable portion of the public drink responsibly and would have no problem with the stairs.

This however leaves us with those of us who tend not to drink in moderation, for even with excessive drinking we have the situation covered, if you are too drunk you fall asleep downstairs thereby eliminating the danger, and if you wake up and attempt the stairs you probably give up in a heap at the bottom, even those who might attempt the stairs are fairly safe as it will only be achievable by crawling or by going stair by stair on one’s bottom.

There is obviously a lot more sex going on at the moment which might account for some of the people still attending A&E but even so there can’t be that many who turn up with the story of how they happened to be naked and accidentally slipped and fell on a Coca-Cola bottle or light bulb which somehow entered their anus.

That seems to have just about covered the subject and all I can do now is offer a few words to help you stay safe, DON’T DO ANYTHING. I hope this helps!




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