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“When I look across the benches, and I see most of the Tories not wearing masks, it makes me feel unsafe, and it makes my colleagues feel unsafe…there are vulnerable MPs also sitting there, and I think it’s a dangerous message to send to the rest of the country.”

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Can you see what I see?

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“Would you like a cup of tea?”

"Yeah. In a mug. Two sugars. Builder's tea. I don't want any of that nonsense I had the last time I was here, all that fine China and all that saucer stuff".

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This little object was found in the garden of the old Vicarage on Lancaster’s Castle Hill. It is a 'bulla' or seal from Pope Gregory IX, who must have sent some official correspondence to the Priory at Lancaster. Gregory (1170-1241) was a pretty vile Pope, so he blended in rather well with his Catholic colleagues.

Posted 4 days 5 hours ago

Cold, wet nights; time to get the fires lit. I live in an end-terrace, which makes it that little bit colder, though quieter. I noticed yesterday that the heat from my fire has permeated the poorly insulated Victorian interior and left its mark on the outside wall. The rainwater must have evaporated away leaving a relatively dry outline, a modest chiaroscuro.

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