28 Sep 2018TELEVISION, bodyguards, BODYGUARD
This is one of a set of illustrations which has been released as a preview of the long-awaited publication of the Home Office’s official CLOSE PROTECTION MANUAL.
11 Sep 2018WORLD TRADE CENTRE, WAR ON TERROR
With unwitting foresight New York Magazine published this cover story on the hazards of high rise fires. This issue is dated 27 May 1974. It speculated, ‘It would take some three hours to evacuate the World Trade Centre if a fire broke out, providing no one panicked’
Due to a fault in our VR (Voice Recognition) system last week’s issue of The Second Post the words ‘Je t’adore!’ incorrectly appeared as ‘Shut that door!’. We profoundly apologise for the error. We have now put this issue at the centre of our concerns and taken measures to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
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‘Came out of ale house. Most fantastic sunset. Sky bright red and temperature unusually high.’
– Charred remains of a tweet found in the embers of a building in the City of London’s Harness Lane.
24 Sep 2018SAFE SPACES, INTOLERANCE
‘People need to learn to show some tolerance for the intolerant; they too need their own safe spaces.’
Kimberly Cruse makes a special plea in Monday’s The Second Post.
14 Sep 2018TV, FIASCO, NEWSNIGHT, GRAPHICS
A sensible and helpful idea launched by Newsnight this week has turned into a presentational disaster, writes our TV correspondent Eldon Mortley. A programme which produces clear, imaginative and stylish graphics came up with a shambolic format for presenting well-chosen quotes from newpaper opinion pieces. They were flashed up all too quickly in an illegible size and at a distorting angle with a nattering voice-over to re-inforce the confusion.
Date 12 Sep 2018
OBITUARIES, OLYMPICS, ATHLETICS, DRUGS
Lucas Cowley, amateur athlete and financier who championed the creation of the Free Gamess which became better known as ‘the Pharmaceutical Olympics’ because it permitted competitors to take any performance-enhancing drug they chose.
OBITUARIES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
Eric Cole, popular science writer who produced a highly successful ‘biographical’ series, The Lives of Our Great Machines.
Andrej Pavel, who with his associate Frank Melling a lab technician, were popularly known as Eggs and Bacon, conducted a series of daring robberies of embryos, egg and sperm phials from hospitals and medical establishments all over Western Europe trading the proceeds with clients in the capital of Central Asia and the Gulf.
10 Sep 2018DESIGN, V&A, DUNDEEOverheard at opening of V&A Dundee
‘You’d walk like that if you’d spent any time sitting on a Rennie Mackintosh chair.’
06 Sep 2018society, LATEY
TOMORROW in The Second Post we continue our serialisation of Thomas Latey’s controversial state of the nation analysis, A Raspberry for the Common Man in which he explains ‘Why the general public has set an appalling example for our politicians.’
05 Sep 2018society, immigration, windrush The scandalous treatment of the Windrush immigrants had persisted for years and if you wonder why there were no organised protests let alone a sustained campaign by the victims of the fiasco, this programme is a must-see, writes XXX our TV correspondent. . Tomorrow on The Windrush Silence a GLR TV documentary offers a startling explanation. The failure of the press to follow up the Windrush story when it broke in the Guardian was a sad miscarriage of journalism.
QUIZ 17 Sep 2018 quiz, perplexus PERPLEXUS: ANSWERS TO QUIZ NUMBER 212
Wealth and safety (P-85) Gratuitous non-violence (J-18) Wagner’s got a damn one wrong (F-93) Mysterious fraud office (R-6) Epochrophal tale (Q-65) An asexual predator (O-43)
‘So,’ said Tyler. ‘What did the Saudi adultress say to the Iranian pole-dancer?’
‘Let’s get stoned,’ replied Kornie dutifully.
‘Right,’ said Tyler, ‘You’d better buy the drinks then!’
09 Sep 2018HIGH COOKING, STARTERS, EGGS
SEL DE CÉLERI AUX OEUFS DE CAILLES
A profound delicacy. Best taken almost in the manner of snuff – sprinkle some on the back of your hand but instead of sniffing it just a little gathered on the tip of the tongue is very pleasurable. If you feel your guests might find that a little indelicate there are other means of taking the salt. Try, for instance, oeufs de cailles. Boil these little dears for the best part of??? minute, chill in cold running water, roll gently under you palm, peel and serve them in a plain bowl beside a ramekin of sel de célery. You will see that they provide an excellent vehicle for that celery salt.
(Taken from Jacaranda Finch’s High Cooking, the No-nonsense Book of Haute Cuisine Ravelin Books £7.99)
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02 Sep 2018BREXITEERS, REMAINERS‘Yes, I admit I am disturbed by the presence among my fellow Brexiteers of some quite unattractive weirdoes, some knuckle-draggers, some sinisterly authoritarian demeanours, but there is another kind of ugliness in the opposing ranks: a rather vile airbrush-smooth gleam of sanctimony on the attractive liberal countenances, authoritarian in its smugness, superiority and certainty. It is the ugliness you see in certain religious sects.’
Sean Connolly in TheNeedle.com
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