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Brexit and the European Union: are the British really more stupid than Americans?
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The English mathematician and inventor of hospital administrator and modern medical writing Florence Nightingale click here
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"Darling Patience": how the daughter of an Irish rose got to be born English in England click here
The Queen of England is 90. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2016 v10n1p0421

The Queen of England is also the Queen of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus Australia, New Zealand, and a handful of other countries. When she became queen over 60 years ago, she had more subjects. Which is beside the point.

The real point is that the queen has kept going, kept healthy, kept working until she was 90, and gives no signs of stopping. I have not seen her use a walker or in any way give an indication that age is slowing her down. She is the longest-lived monarch in British history, and has reigned the longest.

Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth II!!!!
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Scott Borthwick, who played his only Test at Sydney on the ill-fated Ashes tour of 2013-14, scored an unbeaten 188 and returned figures of 5-79 and 3-73 against Nottinghamshire this week to jump to the top of the Overall MVP.

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The white rabbit SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2016 v10n1p0601

My grandfather's uncle Campbell Dodgson CBE was the Oxford tutor of the love of Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Douglas, whom Uncle Campbell introduced. Uncle Campbell always wore white suits and was dropping things and looking at his pocket watch. 

My brothers and I were told by various Dodgson men that Uncle Campbell was likely the model for the white rabbit in a book written by another Oxford Dodgson, a third cousin of Uncle Campbell and my great grandfather. Which is impossible, Alice in Wonderland was published before Uncle Campbell was born. I am quite sure Uncle Campbell irritated his third cousin immensely. I know Dodgsons.

Uncle Campbell married the daughter of Professor Spooner, who invented Spoonerisms, and was the curator of prints at the British Museum for about 50 years. He was an expert on Duehrer. He died 2 years before I was born. Campbell Dodgson click here.
Episcopal Church kicked out. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2016 v10n1 p0114

Just when we thought the British Empire could not collapse any further, it did, today, when Anglican priests gathered at Canterbury and voted to boot out America. So there. Or rather, the Episcopal Church, which is, or was until today, the closest relative in the United States to the worldwide Anglican communion. Anglicans in the US will disagree with me, but look at the numbers. The Anglican church is nothing like as large as the Episcopal church, which owns lots of churches, lots of property.

And why? Because, like the Republic of Ireland, the whole Republic of Ireland, the Episcopal Church recognizes, and celebrates, all marriages between committed humans.

Aagh. The Anglican Church is the religion of my fathers, in fact, I was christened into the Anglican Church in Ireland, and confirmed Anglican in Australia. Many of my relatives have been priests, for example, a former Bishop of Norwich click here, and my relatives are priests to this day. 

This homophobia is not universal with Anglican priests. A prominent Anglican priest, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, wants us all to treat all humans with respect, and rejoiced when his daughter, a priest, married her partner. Archbishop Tutu click here.

We need young persons coming up through the ranks of the Anglican Church to right this wrong. Kick out the Americans by all means, but learn to love one another. We are all we have. 
Englishwoman survives US deep-freeze. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n1 p0108

In the United States, we love English television and movies, and during the deep freeze that brought in 2014, this and chocolate kept me going. 

In particular, Sherlock, the wonderful series about a consultant detective who describes himself as a "high-achieving sociopath". I followed the link to watch series 3, click here

Words of caution: have an up-to-date Norton antivirus program. Mine went a little crazy when I was trying to access the programs, but it swatted whatever it found. Phew.

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Theresa May tells MPs Brexit deal is 'good news' for both remain supporters and leave supporters - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political development as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about the UK-EU Brexit deal

Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, asks how what May said to Leigh about regulatory autonomy is consistent with what the deal says about regulatory alignment in Ireland.

May says the point is that the UK parliament will get to decide what it wants to do.

Labour’s Chuka Umunna says senior civil servants have been told not to commit in writing any estimate of the impact of Brexit on their sectors. Is that true, and if so why?

No, says May. It is not true.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:34:32 GMT

Snow and ice disrupts travel across UK as thousands of schools close – live

Plunging temperatures, ice and snow forecast to combine to create treacherous conditions on the roads and railways

In the north east three schools have been closed in Northumberland and another three in County Durham.

At least 586 schools have been closed in the south-east owing to the weather.

Here is a breakdown within the region:

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:33:19 GMT

'I haven't been coping': three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire

Stories from survivors and victims’ families about night of the fire and life since may help prevent similar tragedies, inquiry told

The voices of the Grenfell Tower survivors must be heard, the public inquiry has been told by those who fear they will be silenced when witnesses begin giving evidence next year.

Lawyers representing those who escaped the fire, as well as the bereaved families, told the inquiry chair, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, on Monday that hearing their stories from the night of the disaster, as well as from the aftermath as they try to put their lives back together, could help prevent similar tragedies in future. Here are just a few of them.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:23:12 GMT

Figures show children worst hit by library cuts

Official figures show more than 100 libraries closed last year, with campaigners warning that the heaviest impact is being made on the youngest readers

More than 100 branch libraries closed in the last year, according to official figures, with library campaigners warning that the cuts hurt children in big cities such as Birmingham and Sheffield the most.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s annual survey of Great Britain’s libraries paints familiar picture: for the seventh year running, the number of branches and paid staff declined. There are now 3,745 branches remaining in England, Scotland and Wales, down by 105 since 2016, while the number of paid staff has declined by 5% compared with a year ago.

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Lord Kerslake quits role as chairman of NHS trust
The decision to put King's College Hospital into special measures comes after Lord Bob Kerslake - a former head of the civil service and a Labour adviser - was asked to resign on Friday.

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Asking prices for houses fall by £8,000, says Rightmove
While a seasonal lull was expected, the 2.6 per cent monthly fall in the price of homes coming on to the market was the biggest recorded in five years, Rightmove said.

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Very realistic portrait of Prince Philip is revealed
This astonishingly realistic painting of Prince Philip captures the craggy character of the 96-year-old royal as he stands in the impressive Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle.

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Man Utd and Man City stars tunnel fight after derby clash
EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON JONES AND JACK GAUGHAN: Eyewitnesses were staggered at the eruption that followed the final whistle after Manchester City's 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

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British Life Photography Awards announces its winners
The third annual British Life Photography Awards (BLPA) has announced the winners of its latest competition to capture the best photographic moments of culture in the UK.

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May's vow as she hails 'new sense of optimism' over Brexit
Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since last week’s breakthrough, the PM will promise to ensure that a sovereign UK ‘takes control of its borders, money and laws once again’.

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Meghan Markle shows off a range of yoga positions
The royal bride-to-be has been practicing the discipline since she was a young girl, thanks to her mother, Doria Ragland, who is an instructor in their home town of LA.

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Twitter loses cool over UK's snow Sunday
One Twitter user, from London, posted a photograph of Victoria Beckham skiing down a mountain and wrote 'off to brunch' as Britain tried to cope with the adverse weather conditions.

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Turkish President Erdogan calls Israel a 'terrorist state'
Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the Jewish state on Sunday after vowing to put pressure on Donald Trump to reverse his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Two more arrests over Croydon 50-hour hostage ordeal
Two men, aged 28 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of kidnap after CCTV was released in a public appeal for information and the pair are being questioned at a London police station.

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Man arrested after kicking his son in Kyrgyzstan
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A 50-year-old father in Kyrgyzstan was filmed forcefully kicking his son because the toddler was not able to stand up in the snow. The man has been arrested.

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University heads get an inflation-busting 10% pay rise
The highest increase went to Kathryn Mitchell at Derby University, who received 9.7 per cent extra. This added nearly £27,000 to her package, taking it to £270,000.

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