Monthly Archives: December 2008

>Clegg calls for EU action against Israel over Gaza

>Glad to see that our leader, Nick Clegg, is urging the EU to suspend a proposed co-operation deal with Israel. It would be a start and a major signal that a significant body of international opinion opposes Israel’s continued and … Continue reading

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>Middle East Peace Protests in Scotland this weekend

>For all who are interested in the cause of Middle East peace, there are demonstrations in Edinburgh and Glasgow this weekend. We hope to be going to the Edinburgh one, depending on how Bob is, to show our opposition to … Continue reading

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>Congratulations, Andrew Reeves…..

>….on being noticed by Iain Dale, the Tory one, finally, despite your wonderful blog having been around for quite some time. You don’t blog often enough, but I love reading it when you do. Edit just to say that I’ve … Continue reading

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>If it were anyone else but Israel……………

>….carryng out airstrikes, killing innocent civilians, there would be talk of military intervention, UN resolutions, sanctions, possible invasion and war, lines in the sand and “this will not stand.” Why do they always get away with it? I’m not sticking … Continue reading


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>Facebook gets in a lather about breastfeeding

>Hat tip to Morgan for re-alerting us to the issue of Facebook deleting photographs of nursing mothers posted to members’ individual photo albums on the social networking site. I fail to see how a breast, mostly obscured by the back … Continue reading

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>A new generation falls for Brucie’s charms

>BBC2 showed the 1973 Generation Game Christmas Special the other night, which I duly recorded because I adored the show when I was a little girl. I also would never have seen this one as we were on one of … Continue reading

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>Santa now in Italy

>Is it just me or is Santa on a bit of a go slow this year? I am sure that he’s been in Italy round about 8.30 or 9.00 in previous years but he’s only just stopped off in Rome. … Continue reading

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>Santa on top of the world

>NORAD have now posted the video of Santa flying over Mount Everest. The report says that the reindeer eat healthy vegetables all year to give them the strength to fly through the cold. So, there you are, if you, too … Continue reading

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>Tracking Santa Live Blog 2

>17:22 We’ve had a short interlude for a visit from family and are now back to our occasional posting about Santa’s journey. Please don’t think I’m going to sit here shackled to the laptop when there is stuffing and mince … Continue reading

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>Live Blog – Tracking Santa

>Who says the US military has no good purpose? Every year they track Santa’s progress round the world on Christmas Eve and it has become something of a tradition in our house to follow him on his travels. My daughter … Continue reading

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