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About Clavain

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  1. Strange day but listening to this made it a notch better
  2. Maybe just me but don't you want a Dallas moment, where you wake up and Brexit /Referendum was all a bad dream ? 😲
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    Agree with you iff. The EU made changes for the Irish and I think also the Dutch and French who had referendums. (or ignored those, I forget). The UK voted to leave and the EU wont budge an inch. Sad.
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    Didn't the Irish do the same over the Lisbon Treaty? The referendum voted no so the government called it again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/dec/13/eu-ireland-lisbon-treaty I'm worried now that Brexit as taken the argument away from left/right or tory/labour, populism like in America, Brazil, Hungary, Turkey is on the rise. Be worried.
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    I will have a rant. Breixit as occupied the national conversation for over 2 years now and we are no nearer to a resolution. I was a reluctant leave voter. Can see the positives but despair at the negatives.. My father, daughter and sister are very remain. It's an argument where there are no winners. Don't think a referendum or an election will solve this, like politicians the population is split. My thoughts are the EU should change.There is a rise in the far right across Europe and it's in the interests of EU to maybe look at free movement, and pull back on military, political and monetary union. If the EU would/could change I'm sure the remain vote would be massive.
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    Happy none Brexit day. I like the story about the woman who named her cat Brexit. When she opens the door it can't decide whether to leave or stay in.
  7. It does matter because even after his death he his a multi million industry. and business will defend that https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/mar/07/michael-jackson-estate-adverts-lawsuits-interviews-leaving-neverland-airs Just about to watch part 2.
  8. I thought the same hux. My only doubts are he is not alive to defend himself and should the art they create be tainted by what we think of the artist? Kipling was possibly a racist but great poems. Bowie no saint. Many artists in history have done what we now call wrong but they made great art. Not a fan of Michael Jackson but admire is work and must admit twitch to Billie Jean. Music or the man? Same seems to be happening with Kevin Stacey - made some great films/series but now deleted because of his actions. Moral question. Art or the artist.?
  9. Released April 4th UK. Are you a lucky man Mr HG and getting a copy to review before release?
  10. Sorry Luna but I found the article misleading. Starts off with a statement about some people say we should read one book a day with a link to some unknown on you tube. Lengthy part on reading to be successful and speed reading. Goes on about reading faster is great but not enjoyable? Then at the end some common sense. Strange article. Just don;t get it?
  11. Thanks for that Viccie, have found a version taught in schools and with great reviews but without the masses of padding, Strange to be re starting nearly the same book.
  12. Like Mr HG says the size of the print matters alot on the size of a physical and even digital book. The bigger the font the more pages. The only way to judge the length of a book surely is on the word count? Whether they are worth it will be for you to decide . Here is a list of the longest books and having started Les Miserables and got to less than 10% after 2 weeks, wish that an abridged shortened version was available. A book with so many asides. historical background and to be honest not needed information, I have never read before. Will persevere. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_novels
  13. The Mystery of The Blue Train - Agatha Christie
  14. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
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