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read about the press pack in the Lynn News

In coverage yesterday on Sky during the private meeting of the Royal Family that was taking place on the Sandringham Estate, they trained their cameras on the press pack encamped on what was described as a lozenge of grass outside the entrance. What immediately came to mind was the old adage – if you’re not part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem.

Every grandparent experiences family issues during their lifetime. Solving them requires both common sense and experience plus, at times, simply space. What isn’t needed are acquaintances sniping at the fringes who neither know the full story, nor appreciate the subtle nuances that may be at play. You certainly don’t need them camped on your lawn offering their uninformed opinions! One only needs to read two words – fully-supportive – in the Queen’s official statement from yesterday to recognise just how much this press pack is out of touch with reality.
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Click to see full article in The European

It is interesting what current affairs stories the BBC is sending in our direction today.  The airliner shot down in Iran, the return of Stormont, the turmoil at the Palace, the interminable soap opera that is the Labour Party, and so on.

Two are missing.  The first is obvious: why would they want to publicise the fact that a judge decided the glint in Jeremy Vine’s eye from the light of an autocue did not require any particular skill or experience and was certainly not worth paying him seven and a half times more than an equivalent journalist – oh, and the every-so-slightly-connected historic tribunal win for Samira Ahmed?  The second is not so obvious, and equates to censorship.
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Aquae Sulis defend an Anguli on their way to quibus cum homo mundus sheet observatio in Octobris

A large crowd is expected at the Twerton Colosseum for today’s top Harpastum match in the Plaustrumarama Foedus Meridianam between Aquae Sulis and Verulamium as they both battle for a place in the Fabula-Offs.

The home side will be hoping that the Urinaria Porcos runs their way as they look to complete the double over the Sanctorum.  The visitors are still smarting from that home defeat back in Octobris, and the Romani will need to be especially careful of the visitors’ top scorer Maximus Decimus Meridius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, who has pledged that he will have his vengeance.

peoples vote

Have you noticed how the Question Time audience make more sense than the panel recently?   I’m sorry to say that’s because our politicians and media have completely lost touch with the mood of the country.

One of the most noticeable differences has been the greater number of calls for a “ Peoples Vote ” from the panel than from the public.  That’s because there is less appetite for one out here than within the Westminster Bubble, inflated as it is by the hot air generated by the media circus surrounding it.

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