Day: 15/07/2015

James Duddridge: don’t you think he looks tired

Now this is interesting. It looks like the ministerial duties of Rochford & Southend East MP James Duddridge are being delegated to Michael Green Grant Shapps, due to James’ illness.

Regular readers might remember that James Duddridge suffered a rather nasty bout of illness a little while back, which left him hospitalised and out of action for a number of months. Has he suffered a relapse?

I also note that Mr Duddridge has recently been active locally, both blocking on Twitter anyone who dares to ask him questions about his voting intentions, and attacking the homeless in the local paper.

A mystery indeed.

UPDATED:  Apparently Mr Duddridge has been admitted to hospital. I have not verified this beyond my little birds, but regardless of political disagreements, I wish him a speedy recovery so that we can cross blades once more. Get well soon, James.

06 “Where the Apples Fell” (Defiance season 3) [SPOILERS]


At about the midway point, I’m still undecided on where this season of Defiance will place, alongside the first and second. There’s a lot going on here, and whilst some elements need to be truncated or dropped entirely, there’s a lot of good going on.

I’m reminded that when this series originally started, it launched alongside a video game which was supposed to tie in with the story. That isn’t something with an illustrious history (Remember Enter the Matrix? No, of course you don’t -Ed), and indeed it seems to be the TV series which has better stood up to the passage of time.

I haven’t actually played the game, as I like my games single player and MMORPGs have far too much of other people, so when something obviously game-related crops up, I’m forced to resort to Google. But it is, I suppose, worth remembering every so often that the video game does also exist.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)