Insults and Peer Pressure

The brouhaha over Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons will have died down somewhat by the time you read this, and I believe most people will have come to the conclusion that if one person tramples over the sensibilities of another, the insultee will quite possibly end up hating the insulter, although that,...

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Eat me!

Next Valentines Day, Don Grant suggests you eat in. Margaux was big, attractive, firm and full-bodied. This one definitely has legs, I thought, with plenty of grip. I held onto her neck and peeled off her top. The first insertion made a slight squeaking sound as I screwed into the...

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The General Election game is beginning to take shape.

The Tories might have the most seats but these will almost all be in England. Labour might just be second with seats in England, Wales and Scotland though no-one can read the tea leaves after the Referendum there. The SNP will become the third largest party. Whither then the Lib...

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No offence, but…

A vicar was booking into a hotel. “I hope,” he said to the concierge, “the porn on the TV is disabled.” “Nah,” replied the man at the desk, “it’s just the normal stuff you filthy pervert.” Now, there’s bound to be a few, maybe some Christians, the ability challenged, people...

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Campaign groups face Election threat

Online campaign group 38 Degrees uses the Internet to bring together widely dispersed campaigners to lend critical mass in petitioning the Government. John Furse looks at how the Government is fighting back There’s so much tiptoeing going on around it,” one source close to ‘Save The NHS’ campaign group told me. ‘It’ is the Lobbying Act which became...

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Chelsea Nanny – Wanderlust

When the Little Darlings emerge from school today, they are all dressed as people from faraway lands. I ask the Eldest if they have been doing model United Nations. He looks at me as if I’ve just loudly asked him in front of his friends to do the Can-Can with...

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Older Age

The statistics do not lie. We are all going to live longer and when our health declines it is likely that instead of just dying of cancer or a heart related illness we will die of two or three illnesses. So, we are as likely to die of cancer as...

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Chelsea Nanny: Going Against The Grain

“Lysander was soo naughty today!” announces the Small One at the school gates. Tales of Lysander’s misdemeanours have got me through many dull afternoons in Chelsea so I wait for the Small One to elaborate. “He… he… he…” (the stutter is a good indicator that Lysander’s behaviour has been sufficiently...

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There is only one thing worse than being serious

 With a star-studded film of his life, and a posthumous pardon, Alan Turing, the computing pioneer and Enigma cracker of Bletchley Park is at last being recognised for the genius he was. Clara Strunck examines the parallels with another criminalised gay genius, and Chelsea resident, and asks if we should...

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Voices from the Great War

  This year, as everyone must be aware by now, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the 50th anniversary in 1964 the BBC made a series of 26 films The Great War,  used to open their new channel, BBC2. I was asked...

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