On The Front Foot

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Eyes level, focus

Backlift, then swing through the line

Lead with head, not foot

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n.b. If a batsman always leads with the front foot there is the serious risk of being yorked by the bowler adjusting the length of a delivery to pitch the ball underneath the bottom of the bat. What a good batter does is watch each ball’s line and length and play each delivery on its merits, whilst taking into account the match situation.

n.n.b. Alexander “Boris” Johnson, currently Her Majesty’s Prime Minister and Minister for The Union, prattles on about being on the front foot all the time. He purports this to mean he is being positive and setting the tone. Superbia et ante ruinum exaltatur, as they said in Rome, before it fell.

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CLP 27/07/2019

On the Continental Shelf

Is it only me?

Isles off the end of Europe

Look somewhat adrift

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n.b. It is claimed by some that breaking away from the EU will free the UK up to exploit commercial opportunities further afield.

Take a look at the map and tell me where these opportunities lie?

When you note that the richest part of the UK is the corner closest to Europe, it is clear that working as closely as possible with the EU would be a good idea. Perhaps even better if efforts were genuinely made to distribute some of that wealth more evenly – as the EU is committed to doing through its regional aid grants.

Whatever happens from here will only lead to more tenuous connections with the UK’s closest and most significant trading partners in mainland Europe – unless departure from the EU is binned.

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CLP 24/07/2019