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Reader, I promise thee here such things, which ordinarily promised, doe seeme to challenge the greatest attention, and I lay them here before thine eyes, whether thou regard the dignity or profit of the matter treated of, or the right method of handling it, or the honest motive, and good advice to undertake it, or lastly the moderation of the Authour.

Spinning doctors

Spinning doctors

Lord Salisbury comes to mind: No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts. If you ...
Why list astrology as a science?

Why list astrology as a science?

Something about Leviathan that may strike a first-time reader, is that it takes a long time to get to the meat of “the Matter, Forme, & ...
Now for LGAxit

Now for LGAxit

Local government will feature in the Queen’s Speech, but is there hope of actual change? The messages are contradictory: more powers for ...
Up the Monkey Hangers!

Up the Monkey Hangers!

Never mind if I have sneaked back in round here, up in County Durham, Hartlepool, Peter Mandelson’s old seat, has elected a Conservative MP, ...
Fall of the House of Cromwell

Fall of the House of Cromwell

In the year 1658, September the 3rd, the Protector died at Whitehall; having ever since his last establishment been perplexed with fear of being ...
No rest, not today

No rest, not today

Some people, laughably, think the first Monday of May is a bank holiday: clearly they are not involved in local politics. This weekend and all ...
Gorchfygu’r Wyddfa

Gorchfygu’r Wyddfa

No one should fight their battles on Snowdon’s peaceful slopes. Battles of language are best confined to ivory towers and books, not here. ...
You dirty, double-crossing chatty rat

You dirty, double-crossing chatty rat

What are they playing at? What is the insane psychology going on behind this? It is bad enough that Labour can make play with innuendo about cosy ...