Category Archives: Democratic People’s Republic of Dalstonia

What a riot!

The DLR is not being republican (us? never…) when it turns to the subject of last year’s riots on the day of Queenie’s Diamond Jubilee. We like the idea of the Jubilee; we never use that Tube line, exactly, but … Continue reading

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Here comes the shank, dobedobe

Are you depressed about the turn in the weather? Do you yearn for the sunny days of yore (or last week), when you could laze in London Fields with your hipster mates and desecrate the grass with your barbecues? Well, being … Continue reading

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Abbott’s Madhouse

The DLR was cycling on its way to work today when it was stopped, not by traffic but by wind, behind a bus with the advertisement for an Enfield church whose services were now being offered on TV. Well, hello, … Continue reading

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The winter of discount tents

In honour of today’s general strike, the DLR recalls its last trip to church on a Sunday recently. To clarify: we didn’t actually go into church, just to its environs. And the church in question was St Paul’s. Because we … Continue reading

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Be a brick – help the Pembury!

It hardly seems the time for kicking philanthropic gestures in the mouth but it appears that the Peabody Trust are gamely jumping in to ruin a handsome example of the type of social housing their founder, George Peabody, became famous … Continue reading

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Losing interest

Prepare yourselves: this is going to be about interest rates. Wait, don’t go! Interest rates are really jolly important to wealth, wellbeing and societal justice. In a time of austerity, it’s easy for people to take sides over fiscal policy … Continue reading

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The distant future, the year 2000

Futurists often get things wrong. Remember the chap who earlier this year claimed Judgement Day would start at 6 o’clock on 21 May? Or the Flight of the Conchords, source of the title of this post, predicting our robotic futures? … Continue reading

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