"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nine Beanrows: Straying into politics

Straying into politics

Addendum: I'm not sure whether it's been a blessing or a curse to be away from politics down here. Nothing seems to touch Torbay except local issues like the number of palm trees on the promenade that the EU will 'pay for' in an attempt to regenerate the area.

I'm in a strange time-warp where talking politics, sex or religion is still deemed infra-dig. No-one has noticed my Cross of St George or the Gadsden flying in the back garden yet or, if they have, they're just too polite to ask.

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  1. You might be taking your life into your hands there.

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    1. Hi James, we'll see :) Since posting, one neighbour has actually asked: "What's the flag?" Apparently it can be seen from the stairwell next door. I was met with a chortle and a knowing wink when I explained the Gadsden. Devonshire had strong smuggling links and an aversion to taxes and authority - so, who knows?

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  2. Fantastic place to be. The Mrs and I will be headed for the America version in about 5 years.

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    1. Good luck to you, Kid. If you're currently in a City, as I was in London, it will be one of the best moves you ever make - it's a different world.

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