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A Few Words on the English Language

Yesterday was International Mother Language Day and in honor of that I would like to jot down a few words regarding my relationship with my native language, English. 536 more words

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Disillusionment Setting In

This piece used to be entitled “Is Jeremy Corbyn Becoming A Liability For Labour?”
The author changed the title, so I’m resharing under new title.

Disillusionment Setting In

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Domestic Violence Against Men: Shamed into Silence

Statistics regarding how many men are victims of domestic violence compared to women are hotly debated. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 20% of all domestic violence victims are male, 2,109 more words

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The parable of the scorned koala

Like Steve Harvey exclaimed sometime ago, ‘I’m back!’ Now I’m not quite the jerk that he is, but like him I couldn’t give too much thought on what must be deemed ‘background noise’. 482 more words

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The Menace of 45

There’s been a post circulating through my echo chambers on Twitter and Facebook the last day or so enjoining readers to refer to President Trump by some sobriquet rather than his name. 883 more words

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Normalisation and its discontents

I like it when my musings on Twitter are acknowledged. The sense that you’re just part of a vast crowd baying at each other subsides and you glimpse the original purpose: to find new ways to connect. 1,267 more words

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Brexit: Now wash your hands

I doubt I’m alone in having received an email from my MP last night explaining their vote to trigger Article 50. As my MP is Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit Secretary, his views – and indeed his speech – have been widely reported. 1,211 more words

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