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George Makin

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Don’t Look Back in Anger 

17 Jun 17

Source: Don’t Look Back in Anger…


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Don’t Look Back in Anger 

17 Jun 17

Since March and the Westminster terrorist attack, the country has reeled from one bloody tragedy to another.


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The Madness of King Trump 

18 Feb 17

The past few weeks has seen some in the United States openly wondering if the lunatics are running the asylum.


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Why Ukip’s tax bill killed my calculator. 

23 Jan 17

Thank God for cheap Japanese electronics because I’m lousy at maths.


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Satire is critical. 

21 Nov 16

Satire is facing a major threat to its existence, not from the censor which has always wanted to take away its pen but by the fact the art is being stolen by politicians.


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Lord Farage of Gizza Job 

17 Nov 16

One of the more amusing episodes since Donald Trump’s election has the sight of Nigel Farage shuttling back and forward across the Atlantic in the hope of getting a well paid job.


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Democracy isn’t Poker 

5 Nov 16

The decision by British Judges that a British government must be answerable to the British people through parliament when deciding the future of Britain has lead to outpouring of hypocrisy and straight forward hate by those who supported #Brexit.


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Gambling With Walsall Children’s Futures 

12 Sep 16

One of the oldest games in the world, the shell game, is the one of the simplest and at the same time, slickest con tricks man has come up with.


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Ukip Hopeful Sets Out Stall To Lead Free World. 

11 Sep 16

A Ukip leadership hopeful has dropped another clanger in his gaffe strewn campaign after posting a video suggesting he is also running for the Presidency of the United States of America.


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Bill, Shut Up. 

17 Aug 16

It’s not often that I offer advice to kippers beyond ‘take a long walk off a short pier’ but really Bill Etheridge does need some serious counsel about how he handles the press when it comes to his private life.


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Jumping From 40,000 Feet 

22 May 16

As we enter the final month of campaigning for the EU referendum one thing has emerged quite clearly; the different proponents of ‘Leave’ haven’t got a coherent economic plan between them.


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Quick …. Shoot!! 

5 Dec 15

Political language is like ammunition.


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1/1000 of a second and compassion wins. 

5 Sep 15

In my life I have seen images I wish I hadn’t.


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Politics Isn’t Bread and Circuses 

9 May 15

Wearing holes in your shoes? More like holes in your feet! Well that was how I felt on Thursday night.


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….and cue the wedding march. 

25 Apr 15

You might think that voters and politicians have a fractious, on – off relationship; one in which one side continually complains, ‘They’re only after one thing and when they’ve got it, you never see them again.


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Vote The Man From The Club? 

23 Apr 15

Vote The Man From The Club? .


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Vote The Man From The Club? 

23 Apr 15

What is it about posters and Tories in Walsall? After the last gaff, when the parliamentary Tory candidate in Walsall South failed to spell community correctly – despite it being central to her slogan and sole selling point , Local girl, Local…


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If all else fails..Cover Up 

1 Apr 15

Sue Arnold, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Walsall South, hasn’t much chance of winning the seat on May 7th.


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There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. 

16 Feb 15

There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.


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Del Boy Knew my Father, Father Knew Lloyd George. 

8 Feb 15

Del Boy Knew my Father, Father Knew Lloyd George.


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Throwing up the Wall. 

7 Feb 15

It’s the old debate.


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Blame the Children 

1 Dec 14

A child migrant vaulting the housing queue I was not that surprised the other day when Ukip said it wanted the children of immigrants to be re-classified as migrants despite the fact they were born in this country.


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How I came to love the Sound of Music

15 Dec 09

Birmingham’s Electric Cinema is Britain’s oldest working cinema and it is about to celebrate it’s centenary. Walsall journalist George Makin recalls a job there in the mid-1970s when the celebrated cinema in Station Street was known by the racier name, the Jacey..







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