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CLR James 30 years on d. 19th May 1989

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2019 by kmflett

I believe that the examination of the stroke, the brilliant piece of fielding will take us through mysticism to far more fundamental considerations, than mere life enhancing

CLR James Beyond a Boundary

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Ambridge Socialist poll: which will go bankrupt first, The Bull or Lower Loxley

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2019 by kmflett

Kenton Archer has told Freddie Pargetter that Lower Loxley is set to go bankrupt in 12-18 months. Meanwhile Kenton, landlord of The Bull, can’t repay a loan that his brother David gave him after the Great Flood of Ambridge. Which of these Ambridge institutions will go under first?

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Beard Campaigners boycott Antwerp Beard and Moustache Championships

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2019 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

PRESS RELEASE

18th May

Contact Keith Flett           07803 167266

Beard campaigners boycott Antwerp World Beard and Moustache Championships

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers which campaigns against beardism, irrational prejudice against the hirsute, has said that it is boycotting the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Antwerp this weekend because it encourages hirsute topiary

The BLF says that while the Championships are fun and do important charitable work they send entirely the wrong message about facial hair in 2019

The vast majority of categories at the Championships relate not to the growing of facial hair but to its cutting and trimming with considerable involvement of hairdressers and shaving companies.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, beards should not be some kind of facial equivalent of a prize hedge. If people want to cut and shape their facial hair we have no objection but it is not the positive image of the hirsute that we seek to encourage

 

 

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After May: is it time for the first hirsute Tory leader since Lord Salisbury in 1902?

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2019 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

media release 17th May

contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

After May: is it time for the first hirsute Tory leader since Lord Salisbury

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with the Premiership of Theresa May coming to an end it could be time for the Tory Party to strike a blow for diversity in British politics and appoint a leader with a beard.

The last Tory leader with a beard was Lord Salisbury who when he stood down as Prime Minister in 1902 was also the last person with a beard to hold the post.

The field of hirsute Tories is limited, with the party struggling to get away from its clean shaven suit image.

However there are some choices including previous BLF Award winners Ben Bradley and Stephen Crabb.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, their politics may not be attractive to many, but a beard back at No.10 would represent progress in British politics in at least one respect

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The All Time Hirsute England One Day International X1

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2019 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

17th May

BBC Sport have issued a challenge to find the all time England cricket One Day International X1

The Beard Liberation Front has deliberated and put together an All Time England Hirsute One Day International X1.

The criteria is that a player must have played a one day international while wearing a beard

All Time England Hirsute One Day International X1

Brearley

Boycott

Root

Botham

Flintoff

Bairstow

Moeen

Collingwood

Wood

Broad

Anderson

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Campaigners confirm Stephen Kinnock MP will be eligible for Parliamentary Beard of the Year

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2019 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front press release

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

17th May

Campaigners confirm Stephen Kinnock MP will be eligible for Parliamentary Beard of the Year

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has confirmed that Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, will be eligible for the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award in November 2019.

The current holder of the Award, given after an on-line poll, is Jeremy Corbyn MP

The campaigners say that Stephen Kinnock is currently wearing a distinguished and well styled beard and has now kept it for sufficient time to be eligible for the Parliamentary Beard of the Year.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, we welcome Stephen Kinnock’s beard and given the rather follicle-less Kinnock heritage it is a particularly important development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hackney Pub presented with Beard Friendly Pub of the Year Award

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2019 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

17th May

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Hackney Pub presented with Beard Friendly Pub of the Year Award

Photos: Megan Davies & Hazel Potter

The Beard Liberation Front has said that after the vote for the annual Beard Friendly Pub of the Year concluded with the Cock Tavern in central Hackney retaining the title it won last year in an on-line poll, the official certificate was handed over to manager Christian on 16th May.

The Cock is one of the most well-known beard friendly pubs in the UK and on the day of the presentation also had a Mojito pale ale brewed at the pub in solidarity with Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we salute the beard friendliness of the Cock, it welcomes all, hirsute or non-hirsute, underlining the true spirit of London’s East End, that of friendship and solidarity

Beard Friendly Pub of the Year 2019. London winners

1 The Cock (Hackney_

2 High Cross (Tottenham)

BLF Inspectors carried out surveys of pubs for beard friendliness in the last few months of 2018 (criteria below) and finalised a list including several nominations from drinkers.

As usual the final list was then to put to an on-line poll. Just over 5,000 votes were received in total.

The criteria for the Award include:

Beard Friendly Pub: a pub that welcomes the hirsute and often has a significant number of hirsute customers, including but certainly not confined to those with modern styles of beards.

Beard Friendly Ambience: a pub that may have fewer hirsute customers but is welcoming to the hirsute through some bearded bar staff and beard friendly beers, plus has a generally relaxed atmosphere for all.

The campaign group says it welcomes diversity in both appearance and drinking. The truly beard friendly pub will have a genuine mix of customers not just a load of old blokes grumbling about life.