Peter Reynolds

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Jessica Ennis – Our Golden Girl

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Heading For Glory

What a wonderful performance in Barcelona.  Jessica is a delight in every way, a  formidable lady of determination, strength and courage.  She is so tiny yet so huge in spirit and presence.   She will be the star of London 2012.

And a spectacular performance by the whole British athletics team.  Perhaps, for once, we have got our timing right.  It looks like we’re heading for the most fantastic celebration in London 2012.

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July 31, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Nick Clegg – The Boy’s Own Politician

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"Is it a bird? Is it a plane?"

It’s a film script, a comicbook cartoon, a dazzling adventure story.  It lifts the spirit and refreshes the soul.  It’s a politician you can believe in!  It’s Nick Clegg!

I hope so.  I really, really do.  I hope I am living through a huge moment in history when two bright, inspirational leaders take the helm of HMS Great Britain and steer us through the storm to calm waters and the broad sunlit uplands beyond.

Nick Clegg’s speech today was as inspirational as they come.  If history views him kindly then this speech will rank with Churchill, Disraeli, Martin Luther King, Obama.   He deserves our trust.  If he has got it wrong or can’t deliver there will be plenty of time for recriminations and to return to dull cynicism.

For now,  let us believe.