Is It Maths Or Chemistry?

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With ever-changing specifications, there is an increasing tendency to make exam questions more pertinent to real life.

Sensing an opportunity to make my fortune, I’m submitting the question below for the consideration of all of the major UK examination boards.

See how you get on with it. Continue reading Is It Maths Or Chemistry?

European Disunion

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Today is apparently a big day for the UK in terms of our relationship with the rest of Europe. Our beloved Prime Minister, and genuine man of the people (you may detect a hint of sarcasm but I offer no comment), is trying to negotiate a better deal for us, with many predicting that the outcome of today’s talks will directly influence the outcome of a future referendum on whether we stay part of the European Union or go it alone in the big bad world.

The trouble with this is that most of us have no idea what a ‘good deal’ actually looks like, and so it seems preposterous to suggest it will directly influence how we vote.

How we vote will instead be decided on how afraid we are of the alternative. Some of us will vote to stay in Europe because we’re afraid of  significant change and others of us will vote to leave Europe because we’re afraid of Europe telling us what to do and disproportionately afraid of mass immigration. None of those fears will be particularly informed by facts. Continue reading European Disunion

James Does It Himself

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Hello dear reader and welcome back to James Proclaims.

You catch me in the middle of a construction project. I’m currently building a chest of drawers with my own bare hands. Impressive eh?

Admittedly someone has already cut the wood to convenient lengths, predrilled some holes and delivered it to me in a cardboard box complete with all of the fittings I need. And by wood I mean chipboard. Continue reading James Does It Himself

James Complains About Stupid Retailers

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I do most of my shopping online. I’m not especially a cliché of masculinity that detests the idea of actually going into shops. I like going into shops and looking at stuff I might want to own. I’m very much a consumer in spirit and there are lots of things that I think, if I owned them, would make my life considerably better. Continue reading James Complains About Stupid Retailers

Having My Cake And Eating It

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Why do I avoid
The things that are good for me
In favour of the things that are bad?

I know I’m happier
When I’m healthier
And usually I’m wealthier
Because the bad stuff is more expensive
Than the good Continue reading Having My Cake And Eating It