Notes on Verity

Verity is 65 feet tall and possesses a porno sexuality. She has the lippy, skittish look of a school girl cute enough and dumb enough to get herself into trouble. She’s got a bun in the oven and a pony tail and in the middle of a hail storm shrieking in off the Atlantic not […]

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What Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy tells us about today

It was always going to be tough to (i) follow the tv series and (ii) compress Smiley’s odyssey of detective work, Kremlinology and reminiscence into 130 minutes. In fact, as I walked out of the cinema my first sensation was a hunger pang for the BBC series starring Alec Guinness. This I will act on […]

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Blair III

“Far fetched” is what David Gardner of the Financial Times calls the argument that 9/11 brought on a generational struggle between the West and a determined and organised enemy. The analogy “overstated the cohesion of the enemy, just as the cold war comparisons inflated it as a threat.” ‘Enduring Freedom’, Gardiner’s review of some anniversary […]

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