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NEWS30 Jun 2018SIDCUP ANALYTICA, GENERAL PUBLIC, MORAL TURPITUDE
‘The UK General Public is no longer fit for purpose’ – this is the shock finding of a report by group of researchers at Sidcup Analytica lead by Dr Carl Klinger, former Chancellor of Gruenberg University. The findings make disconcerting reading. The report cites a widespread failure to manage its own health, its own money or its own behaviours and guilty on many counts of moral turpitude. Sidcup Analytica, the controversial policy research group generally recognized as one of the most significant intellectual power houses in the United Kingdom, is ‘an enterprise partner ’ of The Second Post.
Tomorrow: Should the general public be forced to resign?
28 The Censorious Dr Klinger – Tamsin Duluth meets the man behind the row
OPINION15 Jun 2018HONOURS LIST, POLITICS, CRONYISM
‘Our Honours Lists have been turned into a display of the worst kind of cronyism’ So says Barnaby Tilt, the Centre Party MP, who regrets that the beneficiaries of gong-giving are no longer the nation’s selfless, long serving and deserving civil servants but a cartel of ruthessly self-promoting lollipop ladies with PR consultancies and firms of lobbyists at their disposal. See A Tilt at the Dinner Ladies TOMORROW in The Second Post.
FROM OUR ARCHIVES6 Jun 9,137 BCgEOLOGY, ENGLISH CHANNELTRENDING . . . Typical tweet unearthed from the high ground above Dover:
‘Road to France now completely flooded. The only way across is by boat!’
Another tweet read:
‘This could have serious political implications.’
NEWS 20 Jun 2018NEWS, ENVIRONMENT, PLASTICS
For those who have trouble deciding which plastic rubbish is suitable for recycling and which is not, help is at hand. This week Cudlipp Council are launching the first of a series of six short lectures designed to help citizens recycle their plastic waste correctly. The first of the 45 minute talks will be Polymers, Their Role In Our Society.
13 June 2018HOLLYWOOD, HISTORIC ABUSE
The allegations reported by you on 6 Jan levelled against that ‘much loved movie star’ are mendacious and opportunistic. I can only asume they are aimed at extracting money from what I would imagine to be his not insconsiderable estate. My main point is that he is not with us and therefore hardly in a position to defend himelf.
Thomas Barnwell, Rochester
QUOTE OF THE DAY11 Jun 2018GENERATIONS, SOCIETY, ‘I am not sure we should pay too much to a generation whose minds have, by their own endlessly repeated admission, “been blown away”.’
The Rev Louis Carnforth in an interview on Radio 4T4’s God Talk
QUIZ 8 Jun 2018 quiz, perplexus PERPLEXUS: ANSWERS TO QUIZ NUMBER 211
Governing difficulties (Q66) Etonia (T-17) Political disabilities (S-8) Ebonic plague (U-42) Lincolnshire Highlands (V-90) Calmer suitor (N83)
OBITUARY13 Jul 2018OBITUARY, SERVICE STATIONS
DAVID MEARS Garden loving CEO who dramatically transformed the appearance of petrol stations.
Inspired by a photograph of a 1930s filling station, David Mears turned visually noisy garages into calm green havens. His signature landscaping – dense planting of trees and shrubs and extragant ‘hanging gardens’ – constituted a corporate identity as powerful as any good logo. Inevitably commercial success provoked many
SPORT 1 Jun 2018HORSERACINGRACING TIPS
2.15 Watham Forest Ipso Facto
3.00 Kingsbridge Jon Cocktoe
3.30 Tenby Kaiser Sozay
‘The only creatures with clean hands in the City of London are the workers who tend to the toilets and the carp in the atria ponds’
Prof Glyn Owen
FOOD & WINE 12 Jun 2018
COOKERY, MAIN COURSE
An old idea with a new twist from Condie’s home city of Birmingham. Add to cooked rice: a sliced omelette, cooked peas, caramelised onions, lightly fried onions, raw chopped spring onion green stalks, chopped ham or bacon, chopped walnuts plus garlic, herbs and seasoning as you choose. Stir in a lightly-oiled pan over a medium heat. Serve in shallow bowls accompanied by The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Taken from Jacaranda Finch’s High Cooking, the No-nonsense Book of Haute Cuisine Ravelin Books £7.99)
NEXT WEEK: Foie Gras Jerky
BOOKS9 Jun 2018mUSIC, LYRICS, SONGWRITERS
There Is Nobody Here Except For We Chickens, the Syntax of Popular Song Bernard Samuel Stave Press £18.99 – a scholarly analysis of the lyrics of some of our best-loved songs.
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