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Back from Beyond

Yay. Peter Risdon has returned to active blogging.  

As some of you will know, he’s the chap who wrote this belter of a piece, often quoted here, on the malice of Polly Toynbee: 

One thing, and one thing only, keeps people trapped in the kind of poverty of mind where they don’t feed their children properly even when they could, and shit in their own stairwells. It’s a lack of ownership; a lack of self-reliance. It’s a lack of the very concept of self-reliance. It’s an idea that the mere thought that they should be self-reliant is immoral, evil, callous and cruel.

His latest is here.  Do pop over and say hello.


Peter Risdon

Thanks very much, David.


Can we have Scott Burgess and Mr Eugenides back too?


Yes, welcome back Peter, I missed the updates in my Reader.

SVH, I second both those requests.

Scott Burgess does now blog at, but it is not political. I certainly miss the daily ablution.


"Can we have Scott Burgess and Mr Eugenides back too?"

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