Monthly Archives: February 2012

A heroic trip to Swansea’s Quadrant Bus station

Last Tuesday (21st February), BBC Radio 4’s pm programme broadcast a memorable interview. It was part of their ‘take a leap’ campaign, challenging people to do something extraordiary on 29th February and tell the programme all about it. The interview … Continue reading

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How much does one pay for a parliamentary seat?

This is clearly a question we have to ask  if we want to make sure that money cannot buy influence, a question we need to tackle if we want increased diversity in parliament. I have been thinking about this for a while … Continue reading

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In the Poet’s Own Hand?

Some time ago, I came across this photograph: It’s such an intriguing image – you wonder: was it just a mistake by some sales assistant, or was somebody in that bookshop making a very thoughtful comment on an age-old mystery? … Continue reading

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Well, I am back….

… sweeps away some cobwebs … I guess I have to apologise for leaving my blog behind for so long. It’s been a few busy weeks – any excuses I might make would make a localised version of many points made in this article: Stefan … Continue reading

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