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Andy Carling
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The Author at Loughrigg's summit By the time you will find this, I shall be long gone. Why have I left? I will try to explain. We all have some sort of sexual awakening, the first stirrings of something deep that we do not comprehend, yet form the foundatio...

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50 ways to leave your lover
It's all about Article 50, until that happens we are as in as we ever were. Stop messing about with the red herring of a second referendum - the refuge of a spoilt loser. The big game of politics is a more complex and subtle beast and things are going on at...

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EU Referendum verdict, some initial thoughts
The nation has voted to leave something they know absolutely nothing about. I've only met one person who knows the difference between the Council and Commission in the last year. Now comes the reckoning. Will the sky fall in as Remain argued? Will the NHS b...

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Race to the gutter
There are several reasons why immigration is a difficult subject for mainstream politicians to openly discuss. It's bottled up on the top shelf, next to one marked Race'. The main reason these issues are addressed directly is that there's something about ra...

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Whatever the result of the EU referendum, trouble lies ahead
'Won't someone think of the children?' Photo A Carling Way before the referendum was announced, I said that Out won't win, but In could lose it. This is what is happening. I also said that a way to win would be to look at the SNP's Independence campaign and...

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The Big Man and the Little Girl
Short fiction published in The Carrot  issue 2 I've been having dreams each night on my fears and failures. Each night a different one. It took me a while before I realised what was going on as though there was some sort of spring cleaning of the soul. It's...

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Two English gardens that changed how we look at nature Where the formal meets the romantic Andy Carling The Formal Garden at Rydal Hall The British are known for their love of gardening and there will be a unique opportunity to learn more about how gardens ...

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What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?
The intersection / Chuck Coker An article on religion in politics from 2010 In 1775, just  before the birth of the United States, and two years after the Boston Tea Party, British lexicographer Samuel Johnston declared that “Patriotism is the last refuge of...

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Van Rompuy's Haiku Anthology To Cause A Storm
The Herminator A satirical look at the short poem president who found time to publish his haikus in 2012 The President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy has announced that he will shortly be publishing a collection of his Japanese poems. He has bee...

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Letter from Santa
From Xmas 2011 and Austerity has reached the North Pole Dear All, First of all, Christmas is postponed, probably until Q2 in 2012. The reason is that we’ve all been waiting for the markets to quiet down so I can shuffle some funds around before we can get i...
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