Category Archives: history

The Rebound.

You know the deal. If it’s never happened to you, it will. Or else to someone you know. The English have decided to split from their long term live in partner. The Americans are getting divorced from reality. They’re sad, … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns.

I once had the honour of working with the British actor and satirist Peter Cook. I was an advertising copywriter in London then and I was recording a radio spot for Network SouthEast, a part of the then still publicly … Continue reading

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Fear And Loathing (Hearts And Minds #3).

An advertisement tweeted by leave.eu on Sunday and then mysteriously deleted.   On Saturday evening two hundred heavily armed Russian thugs launched a planned and premeditated attack on English football supporters in Marseille. Nine people were hospitalised. One of them with … Continue reading

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Original Soundtrack Recording. David Bowie: 8th January 1947-10th January 2016.

  “ Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low. I leaned back on my radio. Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll… “ David Bowie: ‘Starman’ 1972. I’m fifteen years old. And I’m passing my penultimate summer … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Three Cities.

There’s a joke told about the British in Brussels. Actually there’s a few but this one’s my favourite: ‘How can you tell when the Eurostar from London has arrived… ? They turn the engines off and it still keeps whining.” … Continue reading

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Mayday Mayday Mayday.

‘What are you sinking about… ?’ When he first suggested Mayday as the internationally recognised signal for a life threatening emergency Frederick Stanley Mockford was thinking about the French. He was an air traffic controller at Croydon Aerodrome. It was … Continue reading

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Twenty-Eight Weeks Later.

I first posted this ‘homage’ to The Night Mail from Princes Street Gardens on September 20th 2014. Today I am happy to post it again. Surprised only by the speed at which it has come to pass. And the circumstances … Continue reading

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And Then They Came For Me.

Much has already been said and written about the events of the last week. I have nothing to add save to repost this piece of work made for ALDE in 2009. It was directed by Florian Malak and the DOP … Continue reading

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Le Courrier De Nuit (Traduction Pierre Telliac).

  C’est le courrier de nuit qui franchit la frontière , Distribuant les cartes du jeu d’une autre manière , Ravivant passions à gauche comme de droite , Pour un bon voyage d’espoir et de peurs ce soir. Des rêves … Continue reading

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Night Mail (With Apologies To W. H. Auden).

This is the night mail crossing the border, Sowing the seeds of a different order, Stirring passions on left and right, To their hopes and fears Godspeed tonight. Dreams of justice stir their cause, Or of English votes for English … Continue reading

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