Distractions by Barbara Nadel

Last week author Sebastian Faulks wrote an article about what events, activities and responsibilities distract him from writing. These were things like going out with friends, playing tennis, attending...

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Iceland’s skills drain by Quentin Bates

Iceland’s financial meltdown just had its fifth birthday and it’s worth taking a look back over the last few years to see what’s changed. In 2008 I spent a...

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Criminal Toilets by Barbara Nadel

In an effort to distract myself from the ghastly reality that is so-called ‘Brexit’ I’m going to talk about toilets. Not the ones we have at home, but the...

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Brexit Chaos by Quentin Bates

Fifteen years ago I was on a work trip in France and the owner of the company I was visiting seemed unusually perplexed. ‘There’s been some kind of a...

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Open Letter on the EU Referendum by Barbara Nadel

This is a letter from one Working Class UK nobody to a load of other Working Class UK nobodies. The rest of you can read it too, I’m not...

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In, Out, or shake it all about by Quentin Bates

In a few weeks we Brits will get a result, one way or the other. Britain goes to the polls in a few weeks for its referendum on EU...

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Goin’ ‘ome by Barbara Nadel

Last week I went home. By home, I mean back to the London Borough of Newham which is where I come from. This is where my Hakim and Arnold...

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Review: ‘Thin Ice’ by Quentin Bates

People often say to me, ‘Hey, you! Get out of my garage!’ Well they did, but that was back in the days when I was young and disaffected. Now...

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