Category Archives: General Philosophy

A blog which may cover titbits of Hanover House news but on the whole tends to stray into philosophising about general matters.

Good Street Grammar

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsGood news that Cambridge – that cradle of Academia (well, not quite, as Oxford came before it) – has gone back on its avowed intent to remove the apostrophes from road signs.  This was an intention, in line with … Continue reading

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The Falkland’s ‘Newspaper’ War

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt would be amusing if it were not so sad in the modern world that grown-up nations have to revert to tit-for-tat spats in their respective national presses to make serious points, that could potentially affect a lot of people’s … Continue reading

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Gunning for Trouble!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsI have recently been reading some excellent fact and fiction on the American War of Independence – or the Rebellion of the British Colonies or the War of Liberation, depending on your personal viewpoint.  Consequently some important points concerning … Continue reading

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Thought-Annoys Complaint

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsSorry about the title – a pun based on ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’, the well-known novel by the American Philip Roth on the subject of excessive sexuality – which doesn’t apply to the subject of this blog fortunately…  The only connection … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Connection

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA couple of things have appeared in various newspapers and periodicals which struck a chord with me, and although at first glance there appears to be absolutely nothing in common between them, on reflection, there was. The two subjects … Continue reading

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Redacting the Internet

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOne of the major problems of the interactive and global internet is that it is all too easy to post information on various web sites and on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook which has not been … Continue reading

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Seeing Red – A SAD Enlightenment

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsVeronica, I am convinced (as is she) that genetically she originates from somewhere more south than here, where there is relatively unlimited sun. A DNA test is still required to confirm this, but in the long, dark, winter months … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy? Guilty as Charged

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe often bemoan the fact that life has got tougher, less relaxed, more frenetic and more technological and bureaucratic. Many things have changed for the better, we are a more affluent society, healthcare has improved, we live longer, there … Continue reading

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The Stress of Modern Battle

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsDuring the past week, while attending the BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme editorial meeting event at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, where items for the next day’s programme were discussed and items of interest requested from the audience, an item in … Continue reading

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Upward Mobility for the Capable

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsTaking coffee and a sandwich in our local Waitrose cafe in Cheltenham, literally 200 yards from Hanover House B&B, I came across an interesting letter in the correspondence section of today’s Independent. Not normally a newspaper I read, but … Continue reading

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