Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Midweek / humpday

It is brightening up, after a thoroughly miserable and wet morning. I make no apologies for watching three episodes of All Creatures Great and Small on DVD. I know Swaledale and Wensleydale, the area of North Yorkshire where some of the stories were filmed, quite well. Currently catching up on matters internet.

Barack Obama has taken Holland off the list of tax paradises, after an intervention by the Netherlands Embassy in Washington. Wonder whether Bermuda and Ireland are also going to remonstrate with B'rack to the same effect.

Yesterday's Liberation Day celebrations descended into violence in Rotterdam, when two rival groups decided to have a go. The police intervened, but was then set upon by the combined force of the groups - requiring the firing of warning shots to break things up. Dutch police are armed as a matter of routine.

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