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Back in England


Original YT playout date: 16 August 2009
Duration: 46:00

A small break with Sophie in the UK.

The story about Daniel Zammit is here:
http://www.berkhamstedtoday.co.uk/districtnews/Council-boss-Zammit-hit-in.5326570.jp

To be fair, I think that while what the Telegraph did on the MPs expenses is one of teh most splendid pieces of journalism in history, some people whose expenses were probably legitimate have come a cropper over this. If Mr Zammit wouldn’t have hired a morning suit other than for his function, or he bought the TV only because of his function, then who’s to say the expenses were not OK? After all, in business people wouldn’t think twice about claiming for things they needed for work and most bosses will waive that sort of expenditure through. If we could hold the government to the same standards as business, that would be enough, but now we have MPs being blamed for making claims any business would get away with, while the EU Parliament still keeps its books in the kind of mess that would have any UK business closed down.

Please let’s put some common sense back into the discussion about claims.
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Passing the Banner To China (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 14/18)


Original YT playout date: 23 November 2008
Duration: 14:56

The closing of the London conference and the passing of the banner to China which was to take over the Conference the following year. Unfortunately I didn’t go to that, but I did go to the Beijing Baker Tilly one some years later.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E1 – Journey Over to Herts


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 25:34

Ironically this is being uploaded on a day (6th May 2019) when I am making a similar journey from the UK to Poland in the reverse direction. Already for several years Stryków is less significant, as the motorways go right through now. Still, nice trip down memory’s country rther too narrow lanes.

It’s a second series of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content. This time we go there by car, unlike last time in the plane. Here we see Strykow in the days when the motorway didn’t go all the way to Warsaw.
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