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By coincidence, I received an email today purporting to come from HMRC. I have reported it but people do need to be careful. Here is the wording: Dear Taxpayer, *Refund Amount : £1272.50 GBP >>Your *Refund Reference Number is: Ref/18400/2015 ************************* Account ID: 543200129 E-mail ID: 930023531 ************************* NOTE: If you've received an Income Tax ...

Freedom of Speech
7 Jul 2016

I believe that claiming the right to freedom of speech  imposes a corresponding duty  - to listen.

It's fair to say that Shakespeare has had some difficulties in his time. Thomas Bowdler produced his 19th Century Family Shakspeare, expurgated to be suitable for women and children.  Thus, his name entered the English language in the word "bowdlerise."

I can't think of any post that Paul has made whose intention is to spark serious discussion. I may be wrong but I think that they are designed solely to wind people up.  The best way to respond is not to reply directly to anything he writes.

Writing Group
17 Dec 2014

see and for other contacts, Don

Whatever is chosen, I would like to see a local artist commissioned. Better than a single piece would be a programme of public art around the town.

april fool or not
2 Apr 2014

I can confirm that the satellite did crash in Paignton.

a "commitment" that "if they can beat that date, they will" Utterly meaningless. Might as well say, "directly."

.... and £10,000 on acting lessons.

UKIP at its best
18 Jan 2014

@Mrs C I just saw this on BBC News website and came on to post it - a few minutes too late. I am delighted that we live somewhere where one can express one's opinions so freely. Long may it continue. I was not aware that the Scriptures or Gospels, in the capitalised sense of Old and New Testament, made any specific reference to Christian nations, Armenia being the first to adopt ...