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If you've spent your entire adult life lying to wives, mistresses, employers, interviewers, colleagues & voters, lying to Parliament is unlikely to trouble your conscience.
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Thoughts and opinions

London, alcohol and doing the right thing

Last night, I was standing outside The Northumberland Arms, on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Grafton Way. As usual, I had a pint...

Nostalgia, was I in it?

I've just posted up two videos from my schooldays. Each year, the physics department at Hanson Upper School in Bradford organised a trip...

Philippe Petit, inspiring me to re-wire…

For those who don't know, Philippe Petit is a French high wire artist who gained world fame when, at 7:15am on August 7th 1974, he stepped...

Tough interview questions…

Years and years ago I was asked at an interview "So, do you subscribe to the views of C.P. Snow?" This presented two problems; I had no...

Explaining old stuff to my daughter…

Some years ago my daughter, who was nine at the time, asked what the big black circly things in the cardboard envelopes were so I began...

Glastonbury, I should, but I can’t….

I'm just re-aquainting myself with the merest iota of the slightest possibility of going camping. This micro-urge is leaping from my...

Brian Damage and Krysstal

On Wednesday at the Fitzroy Tavern on Charlotte Street in Central London you'll find London's second-worst Comedy Club - The Pear Shaped...

Psychoville – adventures in edgy comedy

I like comedy. I watch a lot of it, maybe too much - Clive Anderson says that if you become too knowledgeable on any subject you can no...

Keith Floyd – out of time in every sense

Whatever the late Keith Floyd protested about his poor and humble upbringing, there was a permanently evident vein of the old-money,...