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    I lived in Korea and they love films. It is the...

    I lived in Korea and they love films. It is the greatest nation of cinema-goers in the world. There are so many great Korean movies but this is one of my favourites.

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    Ravel, Debussy & Fauré String Quartets by Quatuor...

    Ravel, Debussy & Fauré String Quartets by Quatuor Ebène. If you like French music, it doesn't get much better than this album. I saw them play the Ravel Quartet at the Wigmore Hall. They are...
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    He was one of the great singer-songwriters. I saw...

    He was one of the great singer-songwriters. I saw him on his last European tour at the London Palladium in April, 2017.

    John Prine & Sam Stone R.I.P.
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    During the lockdown I've been watching and...

    During the lockdown I've been watching and listening to the daily Metropolitan Opera House stream. You'd normally have to pay for it but they have made it available for free during the coronavirus...
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    Yes, he is a real emerging talent. My all-time...

    Yes, he is a real emerging talent. My all-time favourite pianist for Bach was Sviatoslav Richter. He was one of the greatest pianists of the last century and I was lucky enough to see him play Bach....
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    Poll: To be fair we shouldn't blame little Englanders...

    To be fair we shouldn't blame little Englanders for Brexit propaganda like this as most of it emanates from Russia. Even Dominic Cummings with his 'Take Back Control' propaganda came here after his...
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    Poll: You mean like the 5.5 million British people...

    You mean like the 5.5 million British people currently living abroad who weren't allowed to vote in a referendum which will affect their lives much more than it will ours?
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    Poll: Dominic Cummings' latest strategy appears to be...

    Dominic Cummings' latest strategy appears to be to prepare people for the No Leave Brexit by getting government ministers to increase the number of times they repeat 17.4 million people voted for...
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    It's free to all Sky users, on the Sky Sports Mix...

    It's free to all Sky users, on the Sky Sports Mix channel, even if you don't pay for Sky Sports.
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    Hampshire finish 3rd. Our best finish since 2008....

    Hampshire finish 3rd. Our best finish since 2008. Do you think we have a realistic chance of winning our 3rd championship next season?

    Somerset must be gutted. If we hadn't beaten them, they'd...
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    Poll: The knife murders in London eclipse all other...

    The knife murders in London eclipse all other violent crime in EU countries so they understandably grab the crime headlines. The murder rate in London now even exceeds that in New York. You have to...
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    Corbyn's wiki entry sums him up really: "When...

    Corbyn's wiki entry sums him up really:

    "When Corbyn was seven years old, the family moved to Pave Lane in Shropshire, where his father bought Yew Tree Manor, a 17th-century country house which...
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    Poll: Soon there will be a bus travelling round the...

    Soon there will be a bus travelling round the country with 'Brexit will take £350 million from our NHS every week' emblazoned on the side of it.
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    Poll: May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal ...

    May hopes to hold fourth vote on Brexit deal

    She's planning to doggedly work her way through the ordinal numbers and break the world record for the number of votes on the same question whilst...
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    Poll: But, she still thinks if she has enough of them,...

    But, she still thinks if she has enough of them, one day she will win one. If she gets 1 out of 50, that will do her.
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    Poll: She's probably still thinking if she could just...

    She's probably still thinking if she could just have a few more votes on her deal, eventually she'll win one of them and if not for Bercow's ruling, that's probably what she would have done.
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    Poll: The basic salary of an MP is £77,379 but they...

    The basic salary of an MP is £77,379 but they make considerably more in expenses than people do in most other jobs, including their accommodation costs and unlimited travel expenses. They also...
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    Poll: We have the 2nd largest legislature in the world,...

    We have the 2nd largest legislature in the world, after China, with 650 members in the House of Commons plus 793 in the House of Lords plus all of their secretaries, advisors and hangers-on. That's...
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    Poll: And May is only doing it because she wants 'her...

    And May is only doing it because she wants 'her place in the history books'.

    May and "my deal" remind me of Gollom and "my precious".
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    You might also like A Month in the Country by...

    You might also like A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. But, I'm currently reading something a bit different to that: A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes. I never fully...
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    I'm going to see them in Hyde Park, supporting...

    I'm going to see them in Hyde Park, supporting The National and Florence + the Machine.

    I'm currently listening to Kacey Musgrave's Golden Hour. She is my favourite singer-songwriter atm - a...
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    Poll: This just reflects that most European countries...

    This just reflects that most European countries have predominantly white populations, whereas the UK, because of it's colonial past, has an ethnically more diverse population. I wonder if our...
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    Poll: At this stage it's mostly just online threats and...

    At this stage it's mostly just online threats and hate mail but some of the attempts to intimidate opponents are reminiscent of the 1934 German referendum and its aftermath. British politics seems to...
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    Poll: But Britain won control of the country during the...

    But Britain won control of the country during the Napoleonic Wars and the remaining Dutch settlers lost the Boer War a very long time ago so South Africa was very much part of the British Empire. The...
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    Poll: That would mean the people taking back control...

    That would mean the people taking back control from Downing Street and that's never going to happen, as they wouldn't allow it to. If we leave the EU, there will be even fewer checks on their power....
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