The Parliamentary Game

Meanwhile the workers wonder what’s going on. This is how Parliament really works : you sign my bit of paper for this motion, and I’ll sign yours for the next, and we’ll agree to differ on the one following. But I can’t do this kind of things. I say: “This is what I think, and I don’t care if you think it or not”. Which is neither good tactics nor good sense in the structure … Continue reading

Some recent posts

Quotes about the English World Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is doing something else. Leonardo Da Vinci If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best. Neale Donald Walsch If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for … Continue reading

William Shakespeare and John Florio

The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery, and I tremble every day lest something should turn up. Charles Dickens, 1847. Forgive thy friends: they would, but cannot praise, inough’ the wit, art, language of thy PLAYES: forgive thy foes; they will not praise thee. Why? Thy Fate hath thought it best, they should envy. Faith, for thy FOXES sake, forgive them those who are not worthy to be friends, nor foes. Or, for their … Continue reading

The Triumph of Stupidity

What has been happening in Germany is a matter of the gravest portent for the whole civilised world. Throughout the last hundred and fifty years, individual Germans have done more to further civilisation than the individuals of any other country; during the latter half of this period, Germans, collectively, have been equally effective in degrading civilisation. At the present day the most distinguished names in the world of learning are still German; the most degraded … Continue reading