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Thought for today 02.02.20

TODAY is Candlemas, also known as Candlemass, the formal end to the Christian season of Christmas. Christian ceremonies often echo ceremonies held in pagan communities which pre-date Christianity – and Candlemas is no exception. Many early communities marked the end ...

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Thought for today 01.02.20

APATHY for politics was a problem 2000 years ago! “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato •Read more about it: Thought for today The Thames Today

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Thought for today 31.01.20

THE POWERFUL have always enjoyed freedom of movement. “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” US President Barack Obama •Read more about it: Thought for today The Thames Today

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Thought for today 30.01.20

FED UP WITH injustice, but tired of constantly fighting? You’re not alone. “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I ...

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Thought for today 29.01.20

RICHARD BURGON MP, current candidate for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, indulged in some plain speaking during the 2015 leadership contest. “I do think it’s unfair to characterise Jeremy Corbyn and his campaign as some sort of time travel ...

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Thought for today 28.01.20

JUST A MINUTE… it’s the end of an era. “…that’s what life’s about, isn’t it? Having fun.” Nicholas Parsons, 1923-2020, RIP •Read more about it: Thought for today The Thames Today

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Thought for today 27.01.20

HERE IS A timely quote from Cllr Rabina Khan, written three years ago, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day but which also raises a much more profound question. “Genocide starts with the rhetoric of hate, and we can’t forget that on ...

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Thought for today 26.01.20

THE PRINCE and the prosecutor: one issue; two points of view. “[I am] willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency.” Prince Andrew, speaking last November about the inquiry into the allegations of sex trafficking against his former friend, the ...

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Thought for today 25.01.20

WHERE ARE they now? Sometimes you just can’t answer that question… “This account doesn’t exist.” Twitter, in answer to a search for Jim Fitzpatrick MP •Read more about it: Thought for today The Thames Today

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Thought for today 24.01.20

WHAT IS THE music industry doing to young women? In a new documentary, Miss Americana, Taylor Swift has revealed that she used to starve herself to earn rewards from magazine editors and avoid negative press comment. Now, she’s changed her ...

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