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The winner…. An alternative Leader of the Opposition’s speech

The entries for the latest competition were notable for their quality.  Despite being few in number, I had difficulty selecting a winner.  The choice was between a speech that was effectively usable on future occasions – the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Competition with a difference

Instead of the usual caption competition, I thought I would introduce a competition as to who can produce the most succinct and well argued mini-speech.  I have been reflecting on how a latter-day Harold Wilson, a rather wily politician, would construct a speech explaining … Continue reading

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A challenging competition…

Time for another competition, as these seem popular with readers.  However, this time I thought I would set a real challenge.   The picture on the right is ‘The Trial of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford’ by Thomas A. Woolnoth.  Strafford was … Continue reading

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