Yes. I think it's absolutely fantastic that in a time of national crisis an MP - who is a qualified pharmacist - has stepped up to the mark.

Presumably you are unhappy that Winston Churchill drew a Colonel's salary (very briefly) in WW1.
Fascinating fact. Around a third of parliamentarians were in uniform by 1915. 24 serving and former MPs died on active service.
I was brought up believing it was just Winston... but he was hardly there. I shall now wait patiently for the "we all knew this already" lot #FakeHistory

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18 Jun
Spanish word of the day is - CACA #CheshamAndAmersham
Thanks to the many people who told me this and my daughter who confirmed it to me on the way to her Spanish test
Presumably the derivative of "cack" as in a "load of old cack"
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On the left the joint US-UK statement on a cooperative framework for Large Civil Aircraft

On the right the joint US-EU statement on a cooperative framework for Large Civil Aircraft

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If you spotted the numbers and 3 different words give yourself a rosette
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17 Jun
This from 2017 is excellent on the fictional Brexit Neverland conjured up in Enid Blyton's books and how it moulded our present out of a view of our imagined past.…
I've covered much the same in the Ladybird and HE Marshall chapter in my book. Children's books and magazines created an idealised vision of Britain in the 20th century - a place of order where everyone knew their place. And where all of history was a destiny narrative for the UK
The Ladybird book of The Fisherman and The Policeman are particularly fascinating and I'll wager they both occupied space on the childhood shelves of Messrs Farage and Hannan. (As they did mine)
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16 Jun
Unpopular opinion - companies should be allowed to advertise with whomsoever they wish. I don't think policing advertising is a particularly good look.
You know if you don't like it simply don't buy from that company.
Goes without saying of course that people have a right to criticise them for it too. Life is complicated!
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I can't believe how bad this is. I've seen one person Youtube operations about flat earthery that look slicker. It's unequiovocally awful. How much did this disaster cost?
I've seen more charisma in a civic bin
It's the news equivalent of it's a royal knockout.
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I too am a coal miner's grandson. Does this make me special? Does every Labour MP have to read my book? Am I no longer metropolitan? Are the grandchildren of coal miners now better, more authorative individuals than everyone else?
Great news if so
I suspect there's millions of people who are coal miners grandchildren. Are we all special suddenly? Have we inherited some sacred gene?
I'm truly terrible at maths but given there were at least a million miners in the UK in the 1940s I reckon a good percentage of us are probably the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of miners...
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