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    Absolutely although I think that their power may...

    Absolutely although I think that their power may soon be broken. The politicians will ultimately sacrifice the footballers to save their own skins and the players will just have to 'get by' on maybe...
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    Still waiting for the last test for my goitre -...

    Still waiting for the last test for my goitre - another 3 weeks until that - just before I go to Turkey. Thanks for your best wishes for that. But now we have the paralympics which opened last night....
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    Looking forward to the paralympics now, which I...

    Looking forward to the paralympics now, which I really do like a lot. How some of the athletes overcome their problems to compete at this level is truly awe inspiring. And some of the sports are so...
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    No, not 'made' costumes, 'mad' costumes was what...

    No, not 'made' costumes, 'mad' costumes was what I meant to say! Not with it this morning. There's a surprise!
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    Sadly not. The ticketing system was so mad and...

    Sadly not. The ticketing system was so mad and Byzantine not many people could actually work it out. But I did see some of the events on TV. Loved Mo Farah and Jess Ennis - really proud of all our...
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    Well two weeks of Olympian elation are now over...

    Well two weeks of Olympian elation are now over and we have to look to what our politicians call the 'legacy' of the games. Personally I'm so proud of what was done - and I was very sceptical -...
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    Honestly, bloody people! Our top UK diver, Tom...

    Honestly, bloody people! Our top UK diver, Tom Daley only came 4th in his competition yesterday and so some arse hole felt that he could go on Twitter and abuse him. Sick! This moron alluded to the...
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    Did all of any of you see the Olympic opening...

    Did all of any of you see the Olympic opening ceremony? Even a terrible cynic like me was impressed. Well done Danny Boyle! But then it was all about the people as opposed to our generally horrible...
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    Of course he is! That's it! But Sorry Everybody...

    Of course he is! That's it! But Sorry Everybody will be unnecessary here. Mr Obama had done a good job of repairing US/UK relations in the past few years and most of us realise that it is 'just...
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    An interesting perspective. Yes the looking good...

    An interesting perspective. Yes the looking good thing does fool some of the people. It worked well for our Tony Blair - but look how well (not) that ended. And yes these people do like to keep...
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    Does anyone know what Mitt Romney is on? I'm...

    Does anyone know what Mitt Romney is on? I'm thinking some sort of drug that makes you stick your foot in your mouth whilst simultaneously erasing all notion of social skills/tact. Apparently he came...
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    I didn't, although I just very narrowly missed it...

    I didn't, although I just very narrowly missed it a few weeks ago when it passed through Essex. And although I wish all the athletes well and hope that it all goes off without a hitch, I am Olympiced...
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    Let's hope so. To be honest I think that the...

    Let's hope so. To be honest I think that the Olympics will go well and it will all be fine. What worries me is that so many police and soldiers from all over the country will be there anything may...
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    Well back from London now and I can report that...

    Well back from London now and I can report that the Olympics are in chaos. The useless private security company we paid £300 million to police the games have welched on the deal and now the police...
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    Off to London again tomorrow for my book launch...

    Off to London again tomorrow for my book launch for 'A Private Business' on the 9th and I'm on BBC Radio London on the 4th. I'm also writing a short story on the subway (what we call the Tube) so...
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    Following DetroitYes on Twitter. Yay! No more...

    Following DetroitYes on Twitter. Yay! No more rain, as yet, I am happy to report. Also the Olympic torch has been and gone.
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    Oh, almost forgot, the paperback of 'Dead of...

    Oh, almost forgot, the paperback of 'Dead of Night' is out here in the UK on 5th July as if the first book in my new London series 'A Private Business'.
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    Drama and a half! We've had flooding here. A...

    Drama and a half! We've had flooding here. A months rain fell in one day and all but the highest mountains and and hills in the Pennines (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria) were flooded with water from...
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    You're welcome

    You're welcome
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    Will do. Also Olympic stamps on their way to you...

    Will do. Also Olympic stamps on their way to you Kathleen. Now off to London.
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    Oh, blimey there are many more than four thousand...

    Oh, blimey there are many more than four thousand holes in Blackburn these days, I can tell you! There's also joblessness and vast areas of urban prairie - although we call them waste land.
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    Another success in Manchester last night. A LOT...

    Another success in Manchester last night. A LOT of interest in the D. Hopefully we can raise awareness and Kathleen I will certainly flag up DetroitYes wherever possible.
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    Blackburn readers loved the talk and were very...

    Blackburn readers loved the talk and were very curious about Detroit. I took along photos and a lot of folk made parallels between the urban prairie and the empty lots where the mills used to be...
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    Going to be talking about 'Dead of Night' and...

    Going to be talking about 'Dead of Night' and Detroit at Blackburn Library in Lancashire tonight. Will take photos along and hopefully raise some awareness. Blackburn is an old, now defunct, cotton...
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    I am 'that age' and thanks for that Pam, but it's...

    I am 'that age' and thanks for that Pam, but it's actually labyrinthitis in this case and is to do with little bits of stuff in the fluid in the canals of my ears. Whatever it's a horrible thing and...
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