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Archive for August 2012

The “Nor-way”

August 27, 2012

“During the trial we got the story of Breivik’s past and why he became that way. I think that’s the most important thing for us who are trying to become politicians – that we want to create a society that won’t create another Breivik……….We need to create a society that includes everyone, so no one […]

The trap

August 20, 2012

I have a pal who runs a small business. Things haven’t been too great for him lately business-wise and, like many others he’s feeling the pinch. The last couple of times I called him on his mobile, his voicemail was switched off and I got a recording of an anonymous woman’s voice declaring that I […]

Missing the party

August 13, 2012

Behind our house in High Barnet, about half a mile away, is a golf clubhouse. Every so often, it is hired out for weddings and parties. On such nights I may lay awake in bed with the music thumping away in the distance as people are partying into the early hours. Part of me gets […]

Servus interruptus

August 5, 2012

Imagine you switch on your kettle in the morning and it switches off half way through the boiling process. Imagine you put a wash in the machine and it keeps cutting out and you have to re-start it each time. Imagine your car breaking down, on average once every 10 days or even several times […]