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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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NHS trusts overspend by £770m despite bailout funding

Trusts fail to limit overspending to £580m but make inroads into previous year’s £2.45bn figure

NHS trusts overspent by £770m last year in the latest sign that hospitals are finding it impossible to meet fast-rising demand for care while their finances are facing an unprecedented squeeze.

That total is £190m more than the £580m maximum which health service bosses had sought from England’s 236 NHS trusts in 2016-17.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 19:11:49 GMT

Big energy firms lobby Theresa May to water down price cap pledge

Electricity and gas suppliers push for compromise that would see price caps for 6m rather than 17m households

Energy companies are lobbying the Conservative party to water down its policy of a price cap on bills, with proposals that would protect millions fewer UK households from tariff rises.

Theresa May has promised to cap electricity and gas costs for 17 million families on default energy deals, called standard variable tariffs, after five of the big six suppliers increased prices. But under a compromise that has been put to the government, only 6m households would have their energy bills capped.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 18:57:31 GMT

RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley

The case would give valuable insight into the biggest failure in UK banking history – but now the bank is attempting to settle

What spoilsports they are at Royal Bank of Scotland. We’ve waited years to hear again from Fred Goodwin and Sir Tom McKillop, chief executive and chairman of the bank when it sank in 2008. Now the board wants to kill the legal case that could see the duo, plus two other former directors, cross-examined in court.

RBS’s attempt to settle with the 9,000 shareholders who claim they were misled into backing the £12bn rights issue in 2008 is not a great surprise. Chief executive Ross McEwan seems sick of a case that reminds the outside world of the state-backed bailout that happened six months after the rights issue was launched in April 2008.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 18:57:22 GMT

The Guardian view on the social care debacle: weak and wobbly | Editorial
It’s a crisis that urgently needs a solution, but not this one, and not like this

Never, in the long history of election manifestos, has a party done a U-turn on a proposal that has already been included in its offer to the electorate. Sir David Butler, who has covered every general election since 1950, used his new Twitter account to declare it unprecedented. A manifesto is set in stone, a sales pitch to voters that becomes a mandate for the exercise of power.

But on Monday morning the unprecedented happened. Three torrid days after her “dementia tax” had been unveiled, Theresa May roared into a U-turn on it. There would, after all, be a cap on how much any individual would have to pay. The principle, she insisted to widespread scepticism, was unchanged. This was a mere extra detail. But in fact the plan now looks very like Sir Andrew Dilnot’s plan, endorsed by the Conservatives at the last election, and dismissed only last Thursday. This is all Mrs May’s own work.

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UK weather: Spanish Plume to bake Britain this Saturday
Thermometers are tipped to reach the low 30Cs by the weekend as Britain turns hotter the Bahamas. Pictured: The dramatic sunrise in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear this morning.

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General Election: May pledges cap on social care costs
The embarrassing U-turn threatened to throw the Tories into meltdown despite Mrs May's protestations that 'nothing has changed' in her plans.

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Nurse who challenged Nicola Sturgeon hits out at abuse
Claire Austin said she was 'saddened but not surprised' by the online attacks after she confronted Scotland's First Minister.

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Man in his 30s questioned over death in Great Yarmouth
Neighbours next to the house in Great Yarmouth where Hannah Williamson's body was found said they heard an argument coming from it hours before emergency services were called.

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So why WERE Pippa's uncles left off evening guest list?
Neither Gary, 52, or his daughter were sent an invitation to the evening reception. Instead they joined his wife Julie-Ann and friends for dinner at Chiltern Firehouse in London.

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Newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews seen at LAX
Just over 24 hours after their guests partied till 4am after the society wedding of the year, Pippa Middleton and her new husband were seen looking slightly bleary-eyed in Los Angeles.

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King and Queen of London's club-land locked in divorce
Terry Neil and Soraya Henderson (pictured) ran an £18 million turnover security empire together, with contracts at exclusive London clubs, until they divorced in 2015.

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Essex woman's death blamed on Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
Elise Fitzpatrick (pictured), 24, was described as happy and healthy when her mother found her dead on the sofa at her home in Rayne, Essex, out of the blue in September.

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:55:34 +0100

Michael Barrymore launches £2.5m damages bid from police
A judge is to decide the amount of compensation to be paid to entertainer Michael Barrymore (pictured at the High Court in London) by Essex Police over his wrongful arrest 10 years ago.

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:43:05 +0100

Chiltern Firehouse waitress naked in Orlando Bloom's room
Viviana Ross, 21, joined the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 40, in his five-star suite after the end of her shift at the popular celebrity hangout in London's Marylebone.

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:07:33 +0100

Tattooed hero steps in to save two little girls
'Viper' MacDonald and his son reportedly became suspicious and swooped in when they saws the man loitering around the youngsters in Hallglen Park, Falkirk.

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:18:14 +0100

Leonardo da Vinci's mother was a vulnerable orphan
According to Dr Martin Kemp from Oxford University, Caterina di Meo Lippi became pregnant with a 25-year-old lawyer called Ser Piero da Vinci who was working in Florence.

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