Tag Archives: Christmas

Tis the Season for a Jolly

On Wednesday, the Evening Standard revealed the menu of the Christmas lunch being laid on for MEPs in the European Parliament’s restaurant in Brussels. They also printed an outraged reaction from UKIP’s deputy leader, MEP Paul Nuttall, who commented: “It sounds … Continue reading

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Consumed With Guilt

So another Christmas has passed and, once again, we have had to listen to the churches pontificating that the true meaning of the season has been lost. This is patently untrue, since the original spirit of the season was the … Continue reading

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I particularly enjoy Christmas because I find it is a wonderful metaphor for 21st century life: gaudy decorations and expensive gimmicks adorn and surround a tree which is, after all, dead. I was in a supermarket earlier when I suddenly … Continue reading

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