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- john miles on Feb 23, 9:54 PM
"Every SNP seat won from Labour makes continued Tory or Tory-led government more likely, and a minority Labour government with SNP support more unattainable, something ...
- Charlie on Feb 09, 8:56 PM
Brian, The rise in the SNP is much to do with labour failing to understand how technology and trade change with time and making sure ...
- john miles on Jan 04, 7:13 PM
Apologies for the typos. "It seems to me beyond argument that David Cameron is one of the two or three worst prime ministers of the ...
- john miles on Jan 03, 9:52 PM
I'm no good at making forecasts, but there are one or two probabilities and virtual certainties around. One, apart from perhaps from Alex Salmond, Mr ...
- Timothy Weakley on Dec 29, 4:00 PM
Geoff Culver remarked: "..if Ed Miliband wins more seats than Cameron but is well behind in the actual percentage share of the vote ..". This ...
- Geoff Culver on Dec 22, 9:17 AM
An interesting article. One possible wrinkle is if Ed Miliband wins more seats than Cameron but is well behind in the actual percentage share of ...
- john miles on Jan 23, 9:42 PM
."Miliband ,,,formidable, intelligent, decent politician" Your boy's just held a Question and Answer session in a local church hall, so along with about three hundred ...
- john miles on Jan 21, 9:42 PM
"Never send to know for whom the bell tolls." Or, if you prefer, "As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented ...
- Ann Lewis on Jan 20, 3:56 PM
Re 'which' and 'that', Louise is right, but the same meaning can be obtained by using 'which' without the preceding comma instead of 'that'. I ...
- Oliver Miles on Jan 20, 3:30 PM
I had been hoping someone would pick up the ball on your political comments, that range from the wise to the questionable. No takers! So ...
- robin fairlie on Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Louise's point about hypocrisy (or double standards?) is well taken. The problem is that accept(ed/able) grammar is a moving target. "Who are you giving that ...
- Sue Smith on Jan 05, 9:03 PM
I have only just found this & shown it to my Mum. My family lived in Branksome road from 1939 to 1999! My Dad's family ...
- Claire Finch on Oct 15, 2:32 PM
I have recently come into possession of a photo of my Nanna's who passed away this month aged 93 which is a photo of her ...
- Frederica Gronau on Jan 02, 12:59 AM
Hey can you gave me some informations about Frederica Mary Gronau who married Christopher triebner? Brian writes: Thank you. I suggest that you read again ...
- Oliver Miles on Nov 13, 6:36 PM
You refer to Mrs Thatcher's distrust of the FCO and politicisation of the senior ranks of the civil service. That is only part of the ...
- Mavis Hall Mavis Hall on Nov 05, 11:00 PM
My son went to court for murder he had a professor backing him for diminished responsability but my son was ashamed what he done kept ...
- Jane Daniels on Nov 01, 12:21 AM
Hi, firstly many thanks for your very informative website, especially as I am in despair with son who has gone pass this IPP tariff and ...
- john miles on Oct 10, 1:21 PM
"Even when it’s a rake, apparently." I'm afraid you've got it all wrong. A spade is one thing, a rake another. So you shouldn't be ...
- john miles on Oct 08, 7:20 PM
I think I've read somebody somewhere saying, "I haven't left the Labour Party, The Labour Party's left me," or words to that effect. I second ...
- john miles on Oct 08, 7:11 PM
"New Labour (as he insists in calling it." So David Campbell. I do my best to call a spade a spade' Brian writes: Even when ...
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