There is a glossy expensive traditionalist Catholic magazine in the USA called Regina. When it first came out a few years ago I was very impressed with the quality of the photographs and it was clearly backed by very impressive financial support. I read it for a few issues, but although the glossy photographs were very … More US Catholic Regina magazine says Brexit is God’s plan. A response.
It’s a calm sunny day after three days of merciless winter winds. When the donkeys have breakfasted I will give them a good slow grooming. This thread is typed and sent from my phone: there’s no hurry to get back indoors to the computer today. No anti-Brexit rush-hour now. We just set up the Aitana … More #IamEuropean: and looking ahead not back
Introduction Roland Barthes’ classic 1964 The Rhetoric of the Image was the founding essay of semiology (Fr. semiologie, also known as semiotics, the usage employed by Umberto Eco and among US academics.) The essay centres on an advert for Panzani Italian pasta products, with an image of a string shopping bag containing ingredients for an Italian … More The Rhetoric of the Moggcast
Coming soon to this blog: “The Semiology of the Mogg-cast.” I am struck by the overt display of fascistic signs and symbols in the graphic for the Mogg-person’s weekly address to the nation. Can you spot them? I am writing a semiological analysis. In the spirit of Umberto Eco and Roland Barthes, I’m going to … More What do you make of this image?
I share the following eyewitness account of yesterday’s IRISH BORDER PROTESTS here because it deserves a wider audience so that those of you residing here in Spain can see what is happening on your behalf, as well as for the people of Northern Ireland. They are at the real crunch point of Brexit where lives … More The view from the Border
Patrizia Piccardo, a teacher at Buckingham School, just made an interesting comment on Facebook: she thanked the idiots who voted tactically in 2017 in support of Labour and just gave us another Brexit party. This was my reply: “I was that idiot. In 2017 I sent my postal vote into Canterbury from here in the … More I was that idiot
I had to present my donkey farm paperwork today for the annual check at the Ministerio de Agricultura (devolved here to the autonomous Valencia Generalitat as “OCAPA”.) The process is normally a two-hour wait for a twenty-minute paperwork session, so I went armed with a computer and USB stick (to access the internet and work … More Mad cows and Englishmen
A quick beer and lunch time tapas I wrote yesterday about the nasty scene created by an angry Brit who confronted me in a bar and screamed, “Keep your fucking ideas to yourself you fucking traitor!” Presumably it was because he perceived me to be the only person he knows who is actively campaigning to Remain … More Pinky and Perky go to Benidorm
An ex-RAF mate who I hadn’t spoken to for forty-seven years told me a few weeks ago, “It will take another thirty years before this fkg business ever settles down, mate.” The last time I saw him we were working on a Canberra bomber at RAF ST Athan in 1972. Metal repairs on the starboard … More The English Civil War 2016-2039
H A P P Y C H R I S T M A S to any remaining readers of this blog ! The blog has been very neglected and I make no apology: there is a life or death fight going on for the future of Britain. We have all been totally consumed by it. … More Happy Christmas