In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Category: politics

  • Regarding Grendel

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    Footnote : Grendel is the name of a monster who appears in an Anglo-Saxon ‘epic’ called ‘Beowulf’. The poet Seamus Heaney is one of several people who have translated it into modern English. I have not read them all, but his would surely be hard to better. His introduction is worth reading too and gives…

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  • A Brief Word from the Parrot

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    Let the Parrot have a brief word from the top of his tower, that cage with a view, overlooking a nation still suffering from its flood of lies. (for the reference, see ‘Parrot Addenda‘ in the right hand margin of this home page !) It looks as if, at last, Mr Toad (of a newly…

  • Quotes and Bonuses

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  • Truth cf. ‘Impartiality’

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    This is being written a few days after Gary Lineker refused to back down. He won’t read these words, but I feel the need to declare here to whoever might be visiting my deep admiration and gratitude for the position Lineker has taken and held, both on a disgraceful and abhorrent government policy (and the…