Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tunes of Glory

  He didn’t see the poppies grow down in Flanders Field, It was over in Afghanistan where they cheered a record yield. A bumper crop of skag that would spread across the earth, Compared to wealth and power, our lives … Continue reading

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James McClean: Resisting the Poppy Fascists

Wigan Athletic winger and Irish international, James McClean, has released a statement – in the form of an open letter to his club chairman – explaining why he won’t be wearing a poppy during this year’s 100th anniversary of WW1. … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Single Malt Whisky

I’m sure you – like me – were appalled on reading whisky ‘expert’ Jim Murphy’s verdict that some upstart Japanese single malt is now, officially, the world’s finest single malt whisky. The idea that such a thing could ever originate … Continue reading

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