Monthly Archives: September 2018

Serendipity and the Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Late 14th century

Stumbled across this extract from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight read by Kaiti Soultana, winner of the 2013 Poetry By Heart Competition:

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This is really worth reading:

J’accuse the 544 members of the 2015 UK parliament who voted in favour of holding a referendum on EU membership without having a solution in place for the potential impact a Leave decision might have on the Good Friday Agreement.

Or perhaps because the European Union Referendum Act 2015 stated that the referendum was ADVISORY (as in NON-BINDING) those 544 members did not think this mattered?

© Chris Lawrence 2018.

Question Time


I haven’t watched Question Time for years and last Thursday’s episode from Bishop Auckland reminded me why. It was a thoroughly depressing experience. Bishop Auckland is in County Durham, which voted over 57% to Leave in the 2016 referendum. Jacob Rees-Mogg played the audience comme d’habitude and David Dimbleby got through it like a prisoner scratching the last days of his sentence on the wall.

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