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RIP – Edward Hardwicke

Just learnt of the death of the actor Edward Hardwicke. I only mention it because of a personal recollection I have from many years ago when as a schoolboy I met the cast of Sherlock Holmes, filming for the TV series near to where I lived. Both Edward Hardwicke and the late Jeremy Brett both posed for photographs and gave autographs to myself and several friends. I remember that they were both extremely friendly and good humoured and weren’t annoyed in the least by a load of kids asking questions and generally getting in the way, probably not something that could be said of many ‘celebrities’. I’ll try and dig out the old photos and post them up.

Jeremy Brett was personally my favourite portrayal of Sherlock Holmes (maybe not textbook, but who cares!) and Edward Hardwicke made and excellent Watson.  Brett died several years ago and was a very sad loss to acting, likewise I’m sure Hardwicke will also be greatly missed.

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Is your Cat confused about the referendum on the voting system on the 5th May?

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Highly entertaining explanation of AV, even with the anti-tory (sorry, anti-dog) sentiment!

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BBC News – Bremner’s Best of 2010

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

BBC News – Bremner’s Best of 2010, posted with vodpod

Enough said …

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Rory Bremner does Gordon Brown as Mika’s Grace Kelly

A couple of recent videos from Bremner, Bird and Fortune (The Last Show Before the Recovery) and The Daily Show, both hilarious. But what does it say about politics in this country when our Prime Minister is ridiculed and derided mercilessly both at home and abroad, and how much longer can he go on like this?

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Answering the burning question…..

This is the only bookmark you need to know the answer to the question: Is Gordon Brown Still Prime Minister?

Sod the BBC, just bookmark it and check it regularly!

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I’ll be voting for Libertas in the Euro elections, here’s why …

Politics may currently be at low ebb in the UK but I take my democratic responsibilities very seriously so will still be voting in the local and Euro elections next week. But who should you vote for and why?

Visit where you answer a series of questions about your stance on a range of issues. You are then presented with the party which most closely matches your views.

The results of my test can be seen above. They clearly showed Libertas as the party that is closest to my political views. I’d already decided to support Libertas for the Euro elections so this was quite reassuring. but who are they and what do they propose?

Libertas are a new pan-european party who want root-and-branch reform of the European Union to make it more democratic and representative of its citizens. They oppose the Lisbon treaty and want repatriation of some powers to national parliaments. S if you’re pro-european but are disappointed with the major parties and want to stay in Europe, but a reformed Europe I suggest you consider Libertas for your vote on Thursday.

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