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Afghan cricket and the Taliban

Tweet Extract from letter to Nigel Adams MP, Foreign Office Minister of State with responsibility for Afghanistan and British “soft power”. And cricket-lover. I am writing to urge you to take an interest in the future of Afghan cricket and … Continue reading

07. August 2021 by rkh
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Mandelpropisms

Tweet Peter Mandelson planned Labour’s masterly election campaign of 2010. Here is an excerpt from a long email to party supporters explaining its central message. (My comments as recipient at the time). ‘In all this we should remember the power … Continue reading

15. February 2021 by rkh
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An Alternative Inauguration Speech

Tweet The speech I offered Joe Biden. “My fellow Americans. I am now your President. I thank all those who voted for me or against me. I thank the officials and volunteers who in conditions of unprecedented difficulty gave them … Continue reading

21. January 2021 by rkh
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American democracy: the biggest loser in the election

Tweet full version of article published in the Yorkshire Post (England) November 5. 2020 As I write these lines, it appears that a clear majority of the American people have chosen Joe Biden as their next President. That does not … Continue reading

05. November 2020 by rkh
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A message to Donald Trump from the Beatles

Tweet Four years that you’ve been lyingBut soon you will be crying and cryingFor you (oo-who? You-oo-hoo!)Four years that you’ve been cheatingBut now you’re gonna take a beatingPoor you (oo-who? You-oo-hoo!)You thought you were a great big manYou’re just a … Continue reading

03. November 2020 by rkh
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Dump Trump

Tweet More free materials for this purpose. Any anti-Trumpers may use as they wish without attribution. Apologies for any repeats, but if they were good before they’re still good now. Some simple narratives for Biden-HarrisTrump is not fit to be … Continue reading

06. September 2020 by rkh
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Campaign themes (and jokes) against Trump

Tweet These suggestions are a free resource for the Democratic party and anyone campaigning against the re-election of Donald Trump. Virus The world environment and economy have become a breeding ground for new viruses. It is highly likely that something … Continue reading

30. August 2020 by rkh
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A Trump Second Term: should we accept catastrophe in silence?

Tweet Unpublished letter to The Spectator in reply to Sir Christopher Meyer Based on his experience of the 2000 election Sir Christopher Meyer recommends a policy of diplomatic silence to Boris Johnson if, as is now all too likely, the current Presidential … Continue reading

13. August 2020 by rkh
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Poor Swift (from my lockdown diary for 28 May)

Tweet In my distant schooldays I read Jonathan Swift for English A Level. I read him again intermittently for pleasure and possible literary larceny, since he is of course out of copyright. Then and now, I would sometimes have to … Continue reading

01. July 2020 by rkh
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Protesting Against A Trump Stolen Election: NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

Tweet How many people remember Seven Days In May? A best-selling political thriller of the early 60s, it was made into a movie. A liberal President (Frederic March) makes an arms treaty with Soviet Union. A popular charismatic patriotic general, … Continue reading

17. June 2020 by rkh
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