THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
'The French call reading glasses “lunettes”, a pair of little moons. The English used the word “moon” to describe lowering your trousers and displaying the twin globes of your backside. To which nation would you give the prize for poetry?'
Note from the Editor:
In 1986 Miles made a series of films for the BBC called Steam Days. Then, in 1989, he was commissioned to write Steaming Through Britain, which gave him the opportunity to re-visit one of his favourite lines. We are grateful to Roland Maguire for drawing our attention to the BBC archive website where the film can be viewed.
The EU Refugee Camp was written in 1994, and found by chance. It is striking how, twenty years later, it is as relevant as it was then.