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On Christmas and small green pieces of paper

“Yes – Matteo Renzi big money. No – Matteo Renzi house.” This was a ten-year-old student’s referendum explanation, and you can imagine the finger-rubbing and palm-dusting gestures that went with it, while a stronger student did her best to give … Continue reading

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On learning from Nineveh

One midsummer evening, many moons ago when I was still living in Bath, I left a wedding party and discovered that the extremely ugly shoes I was wearing were incompatible with the steep gradient of the streets below me. Descending … Continue reading

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Muddledness and Marriage Equality

When Parliament finished debating the Marriage Equality bill, my Facebook friends were interestingly divided. Some felt that a small, significant step had been taken along the road to justice; others, that an undesirable but hopefully retractable step had been taken … Continue reading

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