A Tale of Long Ago by Quentin Bates

‘Good day at the imperial palace, dear?’ asked the most High and Revered Empress of all the lands betweeen the jagged mountains and the Ocean-That-Has-No-End. His regal majesty, the...

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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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