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Ladesfield

here I’ve had a break from blogging for a couple of weeks, owing to working abroad which has left me jetlagged and prone to falling asleep in my lunch. So I’m a little late to the Ladesfield debate. It’s been the single biggest issue I’ve been contacted about as a councillor so far. Most of the …

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“The Benign Prerogative”

I went on a march many years ago. A few actually. I wish I could remember which ones, but that would be to miss the point. It was a march, protesting about something, and we on the left were duty bound to attend. That was all a long time ago. But it was brought to …

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My green-gold fountain pen

go to site One of my favourite Theodore Roosevelt stories is that of the “green-gold fountain pen”, written by Roosevelt admirer Ambrose Flack for the New Yorker magazine back in the late 1940s. It’s the story of the author as a young boy who loses his green-gold fountain pen after spotting his hero Teddy while out birdwatching. Losing his pen, …

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