Comment posted The Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant by Dugald Barr.
Thanks very much for this. Given the BBC’s total lack of information on or pictures of this astoundingly varied selection of craft, probably never again to be assembled – a slap in the face of all those who put in so much work and money – it would be wonderful if someone, somewhere, were to assemble a proper commemorative publication with photos and fuller details.
Recent comments by Dugald Barr
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I am not sure of the distinction between ‘anti-SNP’ and ‘anti-incompetent people in charge’.
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Par for the course.
- Beyond parody: ridiculously overblown BBC intro to Boat Race
Alas the BBC’s coverage merely reflects the growing professionalisation and Americanisation of the event in recent years. It’s now predominantly an event for graduate students in their mid-20s, many imported. This has obviously brought the standard of rowing up onto another plane but perhaps something has been lost. It must be a good thing that the programme is now beamed all over the world – in some years, not this, potential tourists can see how lovely the London weather can be at Eastertide. The Beeb duly laid on one silly giggling girl at the waterside to remind us of their great triumph of ignorance at last year’s river event, but Ms. Balding, national treasure, did fine apart from initially referring to ‘Christ Church College’ – ugh!
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He’s not Pope Francis I, but Pope Francis.
- Senior academic raises serious questions about wind power – job creation, cost, performance and policy
I couldn’t have put it better myself. Thank you for reproducing this definitive demolition of the case for these wind farms which shows without the shadow of a doubt how they are a mechanism almost expressly designed to impoverish the country and all its inhabitants, quite apart from ruining the landscape environment, while contributing little if anything to the reduction of CO2 emissions, in fact for much of the time will increase them.
How on earth can we get government to recognise this before irreparable economic and environmental damage is done?
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