Sunday, 30 April 2017

April Books: Madame Bovary, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moby Dick and The Leopard

At the start of March, I decided I'd spend a year reading some of the books I thought a well-read person should have under their belt as they head into the latter half of their seventh decade. I wrote about the plan - including a list of titles - here. At the start of April I wrote appraisals of the five books I'd read by that stage, here and here.  Since then I've got through another four of the titles on my original list of 25 - and I have to report my first failure. But first, a deliberately brief reaction to the four I actually finished, starting with...

Friday, 28 April 2017

The election campaign is bringing the very best out of Britain's "GLC" - the wonderful Matt Pritchett in the Telegraph

"GLC" stands for Greatest Living Cartoonist, by the way. Here's the proof:
And these:

It seems the EU has accepted reality - even if many Britons still refuse to...

The EU has just issued a document with this map in it...

Jeremy Corbyn - finally, a politician able to abolish class distinctions in Britain...

...by making his party equally unpopular amongst all classes!
This YouGov graphic is one of the most heartening...

Maybe Nichola Sturgeon would do better to keep her trap shut for a change...

So, despite the rest of the United Kingdom having been subjected to non-stop hectoring from Wee Jimmy Krankie regarding Scottish Independence and the EU ever since last year's Brexit vote...

Martin Durkin and James Delingpole in the most stimulating podcast of the year - red meat for right-wingers

I didn't mean to spend an hour this morning listening to James Delingpole interviewing the maker of the hugely influential online film, The Brexit Movie. But I made the mistake of listening to the first few minutes of the podcast...

Sunday, 23 April 2017

"Harry Brown" (2009): that rare thing - a classic right-wing British film

When a DVD of Harry Brown arrived in the post shortly before its release in 2009, I glanced briefly at the accompanying bumph...