letter from the editor
28 Aug 2018 PULLITZER PRIZEWe live in interesting times but all of us here at The Second Post are conscious of the pivotal role we are playing in furthering the debate and advising and counselling our Government. This has been some comfort to us as we learnt that we have been passed over for the Pullitzer Prize for journalism once again. snatched from our grasp simply because of the utter inadequacy of the judges. Anyway, Enjoy!
OPINION 22 Aug 2018GENERAL PUBLIC, THOMAS LATEY
Our serialisation of Thomas Latey’s controversial book, A Raspberry for the Common Man, continues with his assertion that over the course of the last half century ‘the general public has been guilty of one of the greatest cover-ups in UK history’. While courageous members of the country’s elites have repeatedly risked their political and professional careers trying to save the people from their own folly, they have been ignored. Its refusal to face dire warnings concerning the level of personal debt, failure to provide for old age, unreasonable expectations of the NHS, and the fact that in many sectors they constitute an inferior workforce all what is tantamount to a cover-up.
14 Aug 2018NIQUAB, BORIs JOHNSON,
Prof Peasley refuses to apologise for ‘dog collar’ remark
Clergy from the UK’s indigenous community are calling for a controversial academic at the University of West Spalding to apologise or offer to resign. They were offended by his use of the term ‘dog collar’ to describe clerical attire worn by priests from multiple UK denominations. Prof Ted Peasley suggested the collars made the clergy look like dogs which was why they became known as dog collars. It also served as a play on words because the informal name for the accesory once used to be ‘God collar’.
‘The security agencies of the West have more to fear from penetration by serious criminal interests than the agents of foreign governments’
– Prof Glyn Owen
NEWS4 Aug 2018
NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, REFUSE, DISPOSAL, Within seven years refuse trucks trundling through our streets emptying unsightly rubbish bins will be a thing of the past. Instead almost all household waste will be removed from our homes via sewage drains. That was the ‘confident prediction’ made by Dr Claus Hamisch, CEO of TTN in Stuttgart on Monday at the European launch of his company’s new household waste atomiser.
18 Aug 2018WEATHER, met office, austerity‘This weather is totally unnacceptable’ Profesor Ted Peasely, the controversial head of History at the University of West Spalding, has again lashed out at the Met Office, the Government’s weather watch dog, arguing that, ‘current temperatures are completely innapropriate and must not be allowed to happen again’.
12 Aug 2018books, Immigration, christopher priest’‘In power is a Right-wing Government struggling in vain against rising price and unemployments. Then the African refugees begin to arrive . . .’ This was part of a review for Fugue For A Darkening Island by Christopher Priest published in 1972.
‘A bleary view of fascist, etc., England in the none-too-distant, etc., future. The blurb-writer, for one, fears that it all might really happen: if so, we’re in for a very trying couple of decades.’ – Martin Amis in The Observer
Well yes, Martin, you got that one right.
(Next month the author publishes An American Story, a novel inspired by 9/11.)
from our archives
5 Aug 7362 BCPOETRY, EPIC, ATHENS
TRENDING . . .
In Kefalonia trying to finish damn poem which keeps getting longer. Landscape quite green but sea weirdly dark – almost dark as wine.
From fragment of a tweet found in Western Greece by Petra School of Archeology
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quote of the day1Aug 2018BREXIT,Why are these people making such a fuss about trying to leave Europe when it’s clear that they have already left the planet?
QUIZ Aug 2018 quiz, perplexus PERPLEXUS: ANSWERS TO QUIZ NUMBER 211 An inconvenient tooth (H-59) Word of mouse (G-41) Tragical realism (N-89) A split infinity pool (F-55) Guest shirkers (A-65) Food bankers (R-80)
high COOKING 8 Aug 2018
CAD’S PEA SOUP
Here is a lovely summer soup and a way of preparing it which suggests to any guests that you are prepared to go to great lengths to entertain them.
The secret is to use frozen peas – add some shredded lettuce to throw the more discerning palettes off the scent. Purchase a handful of fresh peas to add to the potage and leave the shelled pods left lying ostentatiously on your kitchen counter.
Serve in shallow bowls accompanied by Jimmie Rogers An English Country Garden
(Taken from Jacaranda Fitch’s High Cooking, the No-nonsense Book of Haute Cuisine Ravelin Books £7.99)
NEXT WEEK: Jellyfish Pie
8 Aug 2018PHILANTHROPY, ENCLOSURE
Arnold Bell, philanthropist who bought large tracts of land around the UK which, in a process nicknamed ‘disclosure’, he handed over to the public by getting it reclassified as common ground.
THEATRE, ALGERIAN WAR
Tobias Aubrey, author of City of Wolves, a well received play featuring key characters and events in the Algerian War of Independence in which he reset the North African capital with dramatic effectiveness to ancient Rome.
TRAVEL, PHINEAS FOGG
Lucy Leighton Dell, intrepid travel writer who hitch-hiked around the world in private aircraft and recalled her experiences in her best selling autobiography, A Thumb In The Air.
OH FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US A BREAK
1 Aug 2018RESTAURANTS, ENVIRONMENT‘Even the tables are made of recycled plastic bottles.’ FT Jul 07 Andrew Landau writing about a former colleague’s restaurant.
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