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Waggle dancing

We should have had more head butts and waggle dances. If we had, the election result might have been very different, writes Richard Barr

19 May 2015

Whether you call it chaos theory, the butterfly effect, or just ‘normal for Norfolk’, it is clear that the events in our corner of this flat county were highly relevant to the election result on 7 May.

A snake escaped, the ducklings diminished, the Alexanders marched in, and
the bees swarmed.


Snakes alive

We have been the guardians
of my stepson’s snakes for years. Tom acquired them while he was still at school. When he went off to university, his snakes, having failed to get the required GCSE grades, had to stay at home. When Tom graduated, we hoped that he would be able to set up home and take the snakes.
He has done the former and
not the latter. A few weeks before election
day I made a casual check of the snakes and found that two had vanished.

It was very ...

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