Monthly Archives: March 2019

March books

Given the Hugos, and the fact that I’m in the middle of two very long books, this has been a sparse month… Plays: 1 (YTD 1) λ1 sf (non-Who): 3 (YTD 15) ι1 κ1 μ1 Doctor Who, etc: 1 (YTD … Continue reading

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Sat, 12:56: RT @jeannette_ng: Whenever someone disses Mary Sues, I think about how Tolkien and his wife Edith are buried under their middle earth OC na… Sat, 14:18: RT @richardpbacon: I honestly think Radio 4 should have a moratorium on … Continue reading

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Fri, 12:29: RT @damonwake: Interesting perspective from a man who knows Brussels inside out. A counterpoint to the Brexiteers queuing up to tell @BBCr4… Fri, 13:15: RT @AndrewDuffEU: Labour’s posturing is preposterous. There may well be valid criticisms of the … Continue reading

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Thu, 12:30: https://t.co/vq5A9vMV3a Thu, 12:30: RT @MrNRowcliffe: Painful reading, but necessary. https://t.co/hG2EgBhhNy Thu, 12:56: What Britain looks like after Brexit https://t.co/5IzGgG0Qh9 A piece from the week before the 2016 referendum by Da… https://t.co/zV1OdIA4d0 Thu, 13:00: https://t.co/GvbL4jLOEp Thu, 13:05: RT @mattbxl: … Continue reading

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Wed, 12:56: RT @DPhinnemore: “The world contains three economic superpowers: the US, the EU (without the UK) and China. These generated about 60 per ce… Wed, 13:46: RT @ProfMarkElliott: .@BillCashMP is wrong to suggest that the UK Government acted unlawfully … Continue reading

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Tue, 12:23: RT @davidallengreen: One of the funniest moments of Brexit. https://t.co/NYZUBffvXE Tue, 12:56: Important thread on what the problems really are if UK law is not changed to reflect the new Brexit date. https://t.co/dSLS1p8xxp Tue, 14:58: RT @AndrewDuffEU: THREAD. … Continue reading

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Mon, 12:47: RT @bexin2d: Two thing I keep hearing presented as though in conflict with each other but I think are actually not: – The country is becomi… Mon, 12:56: RT @MitchellSt: Thread on what has changed between the “Hold … Continue reading

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Sun, 12:56: RT @EG_Maxwell: I’m not going to lie, singular they emerging from an almost six hundred and fifty year old werewolf romance is extremely go… Sun, 14:48: Finnish People School Nikki Haley On Healthcare In Finland https://t.co/4BWBVqt3Lf Nice to … Continue reading

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Sat, 12:45: RT @jonworth: “I haven’t talked to a single EU leader” https://t.co/AYrnDAvSbP Sat, 12:56: Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms https://t.co/xaruKkGLet Crumbs. Li… https://t.co/RL3pu63Q6k Sat, 14:35: RT @alexwickham: The full extraordinary “Murder on the … Continue reading

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A visit to Nashville, Tennessee

I spent most of Saturday in Nashville last weekend, the first time I had ever been there. I was there in order to speak on Brexit to a professional conference, but applying the Woodrow Wilson principle meant that I had … Continue reading

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Marty (1955)

Marty won the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of 1955, and picked up another three, Best Director (Delbert Mann), Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine) and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky). Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell were nominated for Best Supporting … Continue reading

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Fri, 12:56: Why Brexiteers forgot about the Border https://t.co/nnhrxMEl7w Honest admission of error from@OliverNorgrove. At le… https://t.co/JUrAWPf1g8 Fri, 15:11: Way too optimistic! Requires MPs to act sensibly and in the national interest. https://t.co/KDoS9KN3Tc Fri, 15:19: Losers https://t.co/RhGPogwIpU #BrusselsAttacks Three years … Continue reading

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Thu, 12:22: RT @jameschappers: I once wrote a front page story about @NicolaSturgeon during the Scottish indyref campaign with the headline “The Most D… Thu, 12:40: RT @iainmartin1: @BrunoBrussels @Sime0nStylites @TomMcTague @pmdfoster She’s increasingly resigned to no deal and two … Continue reading

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The oldest presidents of the United States

George Washington, born 22 February 1732 (NS), became President 30 April 1789, aged 57 years 67 days; served as President until 4 March 1797, aged 65 years 10 days (thus becoming the only ex-President) died 14 December 1799, aged 67 … Continue reading

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Wed, 12:56: Bercow’s Brexit decision is legally correct https://t.co/j9G0v97NcV “In short, the government should not have been… https://t.co/1RjlivhOOR Wed, 13:39: RT @faisalislam: Here is the letter to Tusk: https://t.co/y4eRdGW4Lw Wed, 13:41: RT @rowena_kay: If I was the EU reading that … Continue reading

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Tue, 16:05: RT @jonnymorris1973: New on my blog: my best Doctor Who short story, The Thief of Sherwood. https://t.co/u1USDkUlZk https://t.co/qNM0fWB2oc Tue, 17:11: Paddy Ashdown – a frank remembrance https://t.co/q8GqXqQpAP Rather brutal stuff, but necessary reading, from Trevor Smith. Tue, 17:57: … Continue reading

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Tuesday reading

Hugos impacting my reading time pretty seriously… Current A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot Combat Magicks, by Steve Cole Last books finished λ1 κ1 (In that order.) Next books Troll Bridge, by Neil Gaiman and … Continue reading

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Mon, 12:56: Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system… https://t.co/70hVUVo2MH Mon, 13:53: RT @IanWishart: You’d struggle to find anyone among the dozens of officials and diplomats working on Brexit on the EU … Continue reading

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Sun, 12:56: On the Lib Dem leadership. https://t.co/N6PRiemX6E Sun, 14:20: RT @joncstone: Brits buying halloumi is 6% of all Cyprus’s trade https://t.co/wvbuUQQNx8 Sun, 14:48: Don’t bet there’ll be a third vote on Theresa May’s deal https://t.co/dLocrDVuKZ Gawdddd….. Sun, 16:05: Wow. … Continue reading

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Sat, 12:05: RT @pmdfoster: “ It’s not where we wanted to be, but it still leaves us with cards to play.” ⁦@CitySamuel⁩ selling the backstop… and rath… Sat, 12:06: RT @DPhinnemore: Once again, the Saturday morning read from @tconnellyRTE is … Continue reading

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Fri, 12:19: RT @Dublin2019: In case you haven’t heard… Today is the deadline for nominating @TheHugoAwards. So if you haven’t done so yet it’s time t… Fri, 12:23: RT @DmitryOpines: 1/ – Dmitry’s Guide To Writing A No-Deal Is Project … Continue reading

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Thu, 12:47: RT @jonworth: #Brexit Diagram V17, after yesterday’s votes. No Deal was already priced in, so little change on that. No Deal 32% ↔️ Gen… Thu, 12:56: Fintan O’Toole: ‘Yeats Test’ criteria reveal we are doomed https://t.co/kXZqZXD6gq If Heaney … Continue reading

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Wed, 12:10: RT @AlbertoNardelli: NEW: The EU thinks that delaying Brexit makes sense only in three scenarios: 1) prepare for no deal 2) to ratify the… Wed, 12:29: RT @dannyctkemp: ‘I have drawn you a unicorn’. Tusk’s Instagram scores again … Continue reading

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Tue, 12:30: RT @tconnellyRTE: Key points from Geoffrey Cox: The legally binding provisions of the Joint Instrument + the content of the Unilateral Dec… Tue, 12:56: The Great Star Wars Heist | Carl Cunningham and Rancho Obi-Wan https://t.co/1OPzQ0ItpB Extraordinary and … Continue reading

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Mon, 12:56: Lying. https://t.co/SfqE0QIAho Mon, 13:25: Good discussion at end of last week. Who knows how things will look by the end of this week??? https://t.co/7OrxLPyhC1 Mon, 13:54: RT @asabenn: “To borrow Donald Tusk’s terms: there is a special place … Continue reading

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Sun, 12:56: RT @benjaminbutter: My mum has lost her job as a school cleaner because they found out she had a drug dealing conviction *23 years* ago. Ho… Sun, 14:48: RT @SwiftOnSecurity: This should be a mandatory read for every … Continue reading

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Sat, 12:56: No dealers must dream on: A conversation with Ivan Rogers https://t.co/H70DVLk6o4 Verbatim, so not as well structur… https://t.co/rtwsD5lbMQ Sat, 13:08: RT @AlbertoNardelli: A Mysterious Hardline Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Is Now The Biggest Spending Political … Continue reading

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Fri, 12:00: RT @GuidoFawkes: Quote of the Day is Karen Bradley on Believing What She Says… https://t.co/51uAgOTgDV https://t.co/4COO7FUjkr Fri, 12:56: RT @philipstephens: After Brexit, Britain will be a rule-taker https://t.co/NHEipOJQrC Fri, 13:09: RT @KaliaPolitics: Very interesting article by @nwbrux on … Continue reading

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Thu, 12:41: RT @nick_gutteridge: Loiseau again makes the very important point that’s it’s absurd to think EU would actively want to trap UK in the back… Thu, 12:45: RT @GuitarMoog: A serious contender among many thousands of candidates for the … Continue reading

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Wed, 12:20: RT @nick_gutteridge: Commission spokesman: ‘Barnier informed Commissioners that while the talks take place in a constructive atmosphere dis… Wed, 12:56: The Making of the Fox News White House https://t.co/ZggcU1Imr4 Grimly fascinating. (Long read from The New Yorker.) Wed, … Continue reading

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