Busking Update

June 30, 2017
A film crew in Cornmarket today offered me £20 to stop playing. Try £50 I suggested.... and they did! A jolly start to the day.

Armed Police

June 27, 2017
I have just passed three policemen carrying semi-automatic rifles, or whatever it is they carry, in Cornmarket Street Oxford. I couldn't help thinking they looked a little self-conscious, as if they knew that a greater threat to this country than extremist terrorists was sitting in Downing St.
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The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2013

June 12, 2017

The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for 2013 was awarded to Jeremy Corbyn, MP Islington North on 26th November 2013 at Portcullis House.
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June 5, 2017
Since Theresa May became home secretary in 2010 total police numbers in England and Wales have fallen by 46,700 or 19.5%

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Just to get things in perspective...

May 24, 2017

  • In reported road traffic accidents for the year ending March 2016:

    • there were 1,780 road deaths, unchanged from the year ending March 2015.

    • 24,610 people were killed or seriously injured.

    • there were 187,050 casualties of all severities.

    • motor traffic levels rose by 1.8% over the same period.

    ·         In 2015, there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 14.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

    ·         For the UK as a whole, alcoho...

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Poor grammar Mrs May!

May 19, 2017
I have just received a letter purportedly from Rt. Hon Theresa May asking for my vote. It contains the sentence;
 ' Remember, there are only two people who can possibly be Prime Minister after the election to negotiate Brexit- me or Jeremy Corbyn.' Is she unaware that this should read 'Jeremy Corbyn or I'? She certainly should have learnt that at grammar school.
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May 16, 2017
There's knife crime; and then there's knife crime
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All Right Now

May 15, 2017
Last night Mrs Moonlight and I went to see Paul Rodgers and his Free Spirit Tour. A great show, a special mention to a guitarist who played the same guitar all evening without any apparent need for either tuning up or effects pedals. Also surprise special guests Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) and Brian Johnson (AC/DC) Mr Rodgers must be pushing 70 and I must say was in excellent voice. Full marks!
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Vote Labour!

May 12, 2017
Very good article by Akala

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Comptine d'un autre ete

May 8, 2017
One of my busking favourites, from the film Amelie
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