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A LAC Of Perspective

There seems to be a growing sense that ‘something needs to be done’ about technology. I don’t just mean the (entirely justified, in my view) middle class pre-occupation with children’s screen time, but a sense that something needs to be

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Worth A Gamble

As I write this – the final roundup of economic trends for 2018 – I am trying to establish whether it has been a good year or not. If I had to place my bets I would wager that it

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Come What Maple

Canada, like the US but smaller. That’s what many of my friends think and, for sure, the country sits in the shadow of its southern neighbour. Even Canadian sources compare Canada’s performance with the US. It does not help that

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Passing The Buck

‘A government minister who wrote to environment bosses calling on them to ban shooting on its land has said her request did not bind them to doing it. Hannah Blythyn has since been accused of ‘shifting the blame’ for the

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Point and Click

Social Media has altered the way we do everything. Even the gun trade, the steeped-in-history, grizzled, old, gun trade has bent a knee to the new king. Frequenters of Facebook will know that there are interest groups of all kinds

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Treason and Plot

Remember, remember. The fifth of November marks the anniversary of the infamous gunpowder plot. The tale of sabotage is a cornerstone of British history; but not enough to deter the latest wave of demonstrators from their attempts to destroy another

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As British As Apple Pie

The outdoor fair season has come to an end, but was it a success overall? The GTN team were on hand at the Midland Game Fair to find out ‘‘The English Country Fair is one of the long-standing traditions for

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Mexican Stand-Off

If only I had chosen my parents more carefully, I would have gone to Eton and joined the ruling class. If only Mexico could sort out the drug cartels, it would be a great country. It has 31 states and

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The Right To Bear Arms

I have often commented in this column that, in the UK, we have some of the strictest gun laws in the world. As such, I have always considered myself fortunate to have been a licence holder continuously since I was

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Kicked To The Curb

To put the bins out I have to take 52 steps down from my back door to the front gate. Our rubbish has to be ‘protected’ in big, black, seagull-proof, hessian sacks. Inevitably, despite an almost religious adherence to the

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