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That was my day… 25 January – mea culpa, mea maxima culpa…

Well, it can’t be said that it was a dull one, with David Ward (and me, to a rather lesser, but no less traumatic extent) trapped in a world of pain over his comments about Holocaust Memorial Day. And, if truth be told, his correction doesn’t address the primary objection, to my mind. It looks like I was wrong, for which I apologise.

Meanwhile, the proposed legislation on same sex marriage has been launched – whilst welcome, it isn’t perfect, as Sarah Brown notes;

In by-election news, congratulations to Helen Groves, for her successful defence of the Highbridge and Burnham Marine ward on Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset.

On a very different note, it would be wrong of me not to highlight your chance to obtain inner peace, courtesy of HM Revenue & Customs;

I’ll end with some music. John Dowland was not known for his political skills, quite the reverse, but he was a wonderful songsmith. Here’s Valeria Mignaco, soprano, with Alfonso Marin on lute, performing “Can she excuse my wrongs?”, for David Ward on this Friday evening…

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