Category Archives: Opinion

KPMG Audit of HBOS


“Backlash as watchdog closes probe into KPMG’s doomed HBOS audit” KPMG audited HBOS in 2007. HBOS had to be bailed out following extreme financial conditions in late 2008 (ie the debt crisis). Politicians and the media have over the years bayed … Continue reading

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Best Philip K Dick Novel


Best Philip K Dick Novel The Guardian ran an article on Dick’s Best Novels chosen by Nicola Barker, Michael Moorcock, and Adam Roberts on 27th August 2017 at Philip K Dick Best Novels. There’s all the normal stuff you’d expect to see – Adam … Continue reading

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Process Mapping and Things


A long awaited piece of work – process mapping for a high street name – is close. While I’ve been plotting that into my diary, my middle daughter has finally, at the age of 20, cut the apron strings (again). … Continue reading

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The New SF – New Wave Science Fiction


The New SF – Langdon Jones (ed) Arrow Books 1971 paperback, 224pp, ISBN 0 09 003890 8 This collection is a fingers up to both the literary establishment and the normal reading public. There’s so little SF, that the back … Continue reading

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Billion Year Spree – further thoughts


Just finished The Neried. About myths, legends and homelessness; set in Blackpool. My next piece is proper SF Core. Set in the core of the Milky Way, in the Galactic Bar. Explores the issues of lots of aliens living together … Continue reading

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I Hope the EU Fixes Itself


Don’t rejoice in Brexit failings. We remoaners must shape the future (says Zoe Williams in the Guardian) Zoe Williams Juncker is the compromise candidate propelled to to prominence. There is plenty unremarkable about him as well as some murky areas that … Continue reading

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Man Cannot Survive on Mobile Alone.


For Xmas my eldest bought me a smart mobile. I’d been struggling along on my ailing Nokia. It held battery charge great but internet connectivity was a chore. I didn’t bother. Other things being equal I was quite open to the … Continue reading

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World leaders congratulate Macron on victory as EU breathes sigh of relief


M Macron What is Macron’s remit: France or the EU? He’s President of France, has a lot to say about the EU, and as an elitist product of the French system, he’ll be imagining all he can do with his … Continue reading

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British Fantasy Society: 2nd 2017 York Pubmeet


The New York Club WMC, 11th March 2017 To kick things off

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Net migration to UK falls by 49,000 after Brexit vote


When the media make their pronouncements about fake news… Continue reading

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