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The Full English.

I am in the restaurant of a golf club in Sussex. It is Sunday morning. And the waiter, as it happens, is from Poznan. I tell him that the soot on the buildings there always used to remind me of … 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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Rose Tinted Glasses

Both Guinness and The Labour Party relaunched their brands this week with a heartfelt pitch for the higher ground.  It was Richard Branson, I think, who first observed that British Airways could be said to be the world’s favourite airline … Continue reading

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