A warm, dry July evening in the heart of London: here’s what it looks like

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2021


Notice something about the photos above? There’s almost no one around. Two years ago, a …

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Shakespeare in the Garden: as you like it

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2021


We’ve been to the theatre…in the garden. Not our garden, but one that belongs to …

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Two years of Prime Minister Boris Johnson

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2021


On July 24, Boris Johnson marks two years as prime minister, with the verdict of …

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The pandemic was a force of nature. Britain’s pingdemic is a farce of human nature

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY Britain is dealing with a pingdemic with an app advising people with …

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Europe promises ‘Fit for 55’. It’s not an advert for personal training for the over-50s

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Jargon emissions. That’s not my phrase but I’m awfully glad Politico’s Playbook …

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‘When you win, you’re English; when you lose, you’re Black’. Sad but true, not just for Britain

by Rashmee

Posted on July 12, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY So, Italy and England faced off for the Euro Cup and England …

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Whether or not football’s coming home, there’s a limit to sport’s transformative power

by Rashmee

Posted on July 10, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… Ahead of the England-Italy play-off in the Uefa European championship, it’s striking …

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Matt Hancock, Gina Coladangelo and the Oliver Bonas beanie from the station shop

by Rashmee

Posted on June 28, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY A “crystal embellished pom beanie hat” was my first purchase at Oliver …

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John Bercow has a Damascene moment; Boris Johnson has an issue with Teflon

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2021


/ BLIMEY BLIGHTY Former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, a long-time member of the …

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Can the ‘Cornwall consensus’ last, even half as long as the Washington one?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 17, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS The “Washington consensus”, a clutch of free market ideas, lasted …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK