Health Warning: Expletives Undeleted

GrosMotsGate It’s regrettable. But there really is, O Best Beloved, no alternative. This particular challenge to sense and sensibility cannot be gone over, under or around. Indeed, we’ve got to go through it. Once again, it’s necessary to inflict upon readers of a delicate disposition certain gros mots (definitively not large, big or even heavy words). In the High and Far-Off Times, O Best Beloved (Day 70 … Continue reading Health Warning: Expletives Undeleted

It’s the same the whole world over: It’s the poor what gets the blame. It’s the rich what gets the pleasure; Ain’t it all a bloomin’ shame. (Street ballad. Anon.)

The pleasuring of the rich: flaunt your yachts, private jets and gold ingots. Continue reading It’s the same the whole world over: It’s the poor what gets the blame. It’s the rich what gets the pleasure; Ain’t it all a bloomin’ shame. (Street ballad. Anon.)

The President ‘has to get some tangible results, particularly regarding jobs, for the French to regain confidence. His problem is it’ll take time, and people are impatient’. (Collomb, Le Monde)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Last Sunday actually started rather well for President Macron. Continue reading The President ‘has to get some tangible results, particularly regarding jobs, for the French to regain confidence. His problem is it’ll take time, and people are impatient’. (Collomb, Le Monde)

Will Macron be the Third Man of the social-liberal left, after Schroder and Blair? (Bezat, Le Monde) Will Macron become France’s Thatcher? (Mortimer, The Spectator)

A man who never saw himself as Jupiter speaks … and speaks … and speaks … Continue reading Will Macron be the Third Man of the social-liberal left, after Schroder and Blair? (Bezat, Le Monde) Will Macron become France’s Thatcher? (Mortimer, The Spectator)

‘As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted’

Thus began Sir William Connor (the Daily Mirror journalist who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Cassandra’ for over 32 years from 1935) when once again able to pen his regular column, following a short pause for World War II. Nothing as dramatic to explain this blog’s recent extended silence. Admittedly, there were a few uneasy moments as The Mad Men vented their Mad Rhetoric [kudos to … Continue reading ‘As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted’