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Nov 28, 20019polls, paravic, The Second Post predicts . . . a Tory landslide!
Here is The Second Post’s call on the election result.
LIB DEM 10
The methodology is based on the Paravic Paradigm which by using more than 37 social markers permits a smaller than usual sample t o
QUOTE OF THE DAY Nov 9 2019media, broadcasting‘It is a generally accepted rule of broadcasting that Evan Davis should be heard but not seen and Emily Maitlis should be seen but not heard. We are halfway there but this is still very much work in progress.’
Patrick Docherty, Chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Action Group
FUN & GAMES
Nov 8 2019
Let’s Play Health & Safety!
There are one hundred and thirty two Class A Safety Code Infringements on this building site. How many can you spot?
THIS ONE iS FOR REAL
Nov 29, 2019football, hillsborough, duckenfieldNov 29 Following the acquittal of David Duckenfield yesterday, Jeremy Vine seemed anxious to discourage a caller to his Radio 2 show from pursuing the question of crowd behaviour on the day of the tragedy at the Hillsborough Stadium on the grounds that it wasn’t the right time.
The following extracts are taken from WIKIPEDIA
Lord Taylor concluded that the behaviour of Liverpool fans, including accusations of drunkenness, were secondary factors, and said that most fans were: “not drunk, nor even the worse for drink”. He concluded that this formed an exacerbating factor but that police, seeking to rationalise their loss of control, overestimated the element of drunkenness in the crowd.. . .
Lord Taylor wrote: “Was Drunkenness a Major Factor in the Crisis at the Turnstiles? Of those who arrived at 2.30 pm or after, very many had been drinking at public houses or had brought drink from home or an off-licence. I am satisfied on the evidence, however, that the great majority were not drunk nor even the worse for drink . . .
“The police witnesses varied on this. Some described a high proportion as drunk, as “lager-louts” or even as “animals”. Others described a generally normal crowd with an unco-operative minority who had drunk too much. . .
“In my view some officers . . . overestimated the drunken element in the crowd. There certainly was such an element. There were youngsters influenced by drink and bravado pushing impatiently at the rear of the crowd thereby exacerbating the crush . . .
“ . . . One [police] horse was found afterwards to have cigarette burns on its rump. Clearly that was the despicable work of a hooligan whether in drink or not. However, there were also eyewitness accounts of a horse being physically lifted off its feet by the crowd. That occurred, as the police accepted, without malice or intent but as an involuntary consequence of crowd pressure which those by the horse’s flanks could not resist any more than the horse itself.”
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TEXTS FROM HISTORY
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HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, SALT PETRE
Nov 05 11605
‘I’ll see you at Catesby’s place at 9.15 as we agreed. Don’t forget the matches. GF’
Nov 10 2019black and white minstrels, entertainment, television
Surviving members of the cast of The Black and White Minstrel Show are to be go on trial at the Hague following two years of legal proceedings.
ARts & entertainment
Nov 02 2019redheads, movies, hollywood, award
Nov 2019SNP, MADAGASCAR, CGI
Was the British politician, Ian Blackford who represents Ross, Skye and Lochaber in the House of Commons, the model for Skipper in the Madagascar movies?
‘I used to work for myself, but I fell out with my employer’
– Reggie Peplow
fOOD & WINE Sep 2019
COOKERY, FRUIT, DESSERT
The special thing about this recipe is that it actually uses plums.
Put quite a lot of plums in a saucepan with some bayleaves, cloves, nutmeg and muscova sugar. Garnish with a combination of hot water and heavy red wine. Simmer for quite a bit and splash some cheap brandy over the fruit. Serve with lashings of cream in plain glass bowls accompanied by Dean Martin’s Volare.
(Taken from Jacaranda Finch’s High Cooking, the No-nonsense Book of Haute Cuisine Ravelin Books £7.99)
NEXT WEEK: Trevor Sorbet
Nov 11, 2019royal hospital, athletics
FUN & GAMES
‘Thank you for reaching out’
Nov 19 2019 SPORT, RUGBY, MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, rugby final
Moments after the final whistle blew in Yokohama stadium, on the other side of the world an extraordinary sense of peace settled on the South African nation. In the teeming townships clean water began to flow, street lighting flickered into life and
READ ‘Eighty Minutes That Changed A Nation’ Piet di Hamling’s moving account of the disvidend of the South African rugby victory transformed South Africa for all time in The Second Post on Monday!
Nov 14 2019DOGS, NORTH SOUTH DIVIDE
This happy breed – the dog that made us one nation
TOMORROW: Lulu Shayler reports How working people of the North have been united with the Southern Metroplitan elite by a shared adulation of the whippet.
A typical bedroom in the home of a member of the Metropolitan elite . It demonstrates the high esteem in which the whippet is held in the South.
‘Well, Mark, he made you look a bit of an idiot.’ But I knew I would soon be boasting about the day I fought Hirotaka Okada, twice champion of the whole flipping world
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