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Location: Benidorm
Chat show host in sunny Spain with a range of different podcasts. Visit the website at http://www.vincetracy.com
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November 13, 2019 12:55 PM PST

Forming a government in Spain will be more complicated than ever after Sunday's election : big gains for the far right and left the winning Socialist Party (PSOE) with 120
seats, 56 short of a parliamentary majority.

The arithmetic of the election produces several possibilities for getting the caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, returned to office.

The leader Ciudadanos (Citizens), Albert Rivera, resigned from his role
Having picked up 57 seats in April 28 poll, Ciudadanos fell to just 10 seats on Sunday The PP and far-right Vox made major gains.

As a preliminary step, Vox wants the immediate devolution of powers over education, health, security and justice, and to curtail regional legislative power as much as possible.” Vox wants to “shut down fundamentalist mosques,” to “regain control of our borders,” and to “arrest and deport extremist imams.”

Spaniards do not have a good level of English. In fact, surveys from the European Union’ s statistical office, Eurostat, and a report from the foreign language company, Education
First, place Spain close to the bottom of the ladder compared to the rest of Europe when it comes to English proficiency.

Furious Britons today hit back at David Starkey's 'shameful' slurs about Remembrance Sunday imposing 'poppy fascism' by pointing out the fallen died for 'freedom not fascism'
and that no one is forced to take part.

The day we forget, is the day humanity will end. Perhaps a third war will warm people towards remembering the last two wars rather than living in a bubble.

Emily Thornberry to shrug off fears that Jeremy Corbyn would put Britain's security at risk - by claiming he will not have sole control of the nuclear deterrent.

The Polish Prime Minister has accused Netflix of 'rewriting history' after a popular documentary included a map showing Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland.

November 13, 2019 12:33 PM PST

All this tripe about political correctness where you can't say this and you can't say that because it might offend someone, is becoming very tiresome....not to mention the 100
different genders we can choose from...this just proves how polite and tolerant the general public are by putting up with this garbage....when one of these publicity seeking
characters come up with,for example, the expression"ladies and gentlemen" possibly being offensive or the many other stupid opinions it needs someone to tell them in no uncertain terms where to go....and when the P.C. brigade rise up-tell them as well....we are being manipulated by a bunch of morons whose only chance of a bit of "fame" is to come up with stupid ideas ....which actually offend ME!!!...

For me to respect and enjoy entertainment there has to be actual talent....I have nothing against TV personalities making their fortune with very little of it...for example the likes of Jonathan Ross or Graham Norton who I appreciate are very popular but anyone can do what they do and don't get me going on Ant and Dec....not anyone can do,for
example,what Bruce Forsyth did...because he had TALENT......we are now subjected to "celebrities" in the shape of reality show characters and "Gogglebox" couch potatoes
watching TV and commenting........so I was delighted to watch Jeff Lynne's E.L.O. on the BBC live concert....what a great show with wonderful songs and brilliant musicians.....THAT'S TALENT!!!

I have been watching a programme on caravanning with Shane Richie who visits caravan sites and raves on about how wonderful they are in a none stop effort to convince people that this is how to spend your holidays...as opposed to going abroad....all very well but old Shane arrives at each site and receives the biggest and best luxury static on
the site....last week a six person luxury job with a few big TVs and fitted kitchen...the
lot.....very nice considering he was on his own.....he obviously gets this free as he is making a TV programme and obviously gets a nice fee on top of this....but what is never mentioned is the price to stay in one of these virtual hotels....perhaps if he went out in a two berth tourer and had a week of rain and gusting winds he wouldn't be so keen on
"caravanning".

I am surprised that the ladies England football team is called the "Lionesses"...which is obviously a female term....are they not suppose to have a choice as to what they
are?....perhaps the "England Liongenderfluids"...this would make more sense in our politically correct world.....I watched as much as I could stand of their match against
Germany which they lost.... and missing a penalty as usual in front of a "capacity" crowd ...I'm still not convinced and I think the ladies game has a long way to go....especially when you compare it to the
Liverpool/Man City game....amazing quality if not some dodgy decisions but riveting stuff.....come on ladies let's start winning the big games.

The song this week is one I wrote for my pal Paul Damian and is a track on the album I produced for him which includes the now famous How To Say Llanfairpwll...etc. which has
ha 2.2 million hits on YouTube......this one is called The Legend of Beddgelert and is
about the demise of a dog,named Gelert, which belonged to Llewellyn,a Welsh Prince back in the 13th century....it is a very sad tale....the dog's grave is visited by many tourists through the summer months in the actual village of Beddgelert (which means grave of Gelert).....since putting it on YouTube it has had 10 thousand hits....and a lot of nice comments....so here it is...hankies at the ready...The Legend of Beddgelert

November 06, 2019 01:05 PM PST

Bonfire night is upon us once again...so as usual the hospitals will have plenty to do dealing with burns and damaged eyesight...personally I cannot see the point of watching
money go up in smoke to the sound of OOOH!... AHH!... from onlookers.......then idiots wouldn't be able to put them to misuse........
Speaking of which....

we have just had the wonderful American import "Trick or Treat"
which brought out the youths of certain parts of Merseyside throwing bricks through car windows and throwing stones at houses causing pointless damage....and guess
what....there wasn't ONE 70 year old involved....it was our wonderful youngsters who now
think they can vote and run the country....

I watched the Rugby World Cup final last Sunday....I should have stayed in bed....It was hard work watching The Springboks slowly destroying England...I know it's easy to
criticise from an armchair but as I have said on many occasions winning isn't everything....it's the ONLY thing.....we really needed to win that game which would have been a major boost for the sport...

I do feel sport is slowly losing its way.......but as someone remarked on Facebook that they have often required the assistance of a doctor or a nurse but they have never required the assistance of a pop star or
footballer....food for thought?

I know this is only a minor point and there are far more important things to think about but I watched a programme about people buying property in Spain and the presenter kept wrongly pronouncing Benalmadena.....he KEPT referring to it as "Benalmadeena"
and as you know the accent is on the "a" after the "m"..........similarly
it's not THE Wirral where I live ...it's Wirral...and it's not The Menai StraitS....it's STRAIT...there's only one of it.......just saying.

And on the subject of WIRRAL the song this week is one I wrote about it back in the day....it was a follow up to my Wirral Song which the then council made a substantial order...it was on vinyl as was this one and they sold them through their sports centres
and libraries and it went well as a lot of people feel the same way about this little corner of the world...so here it is...Wirral Splendour.

November 06, 2019 12:57 PM PST
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The latest survey shows the Socialist Party (PSOE) winning the November 10 election with 27.3% of the vote and 121 seats, two fewer than it earned on April 28. .........At the
close of a TV debate, the Basque Nationalist Left (PNV) spokesperson Aitor Esteban refused to shake the hand of Vox’s Espinosa de los Monteros. The party later issued a
statement explaining that the Vox politician had previously called Esteban and his colleagues “racist and xenophobic.” “It is not a question of being polite, but rather
principles and dignity,” the party said in a message. “Basques do not shake hands with Francoists.”

Five of the six men accused of gang raping a 14-year-old teenager in Manresa in Barcelona province have been convicted of sexual abuse.

The government of Spain’s eastern Valencia region is set to ban gendered school uniforms. ..........

7000 British residents got in before yesterdays deadline to register their swapping of a UK licence for a Spanish one.

Security alarms will trigger an immediate armed police response when activated during electioneering.

.... We will never forget that the Mayor of London axed £65million, 10 fire stations, 14 fire engines and 552 firefighters from his fire service. ......The Tories are going to fight the election with a surrender treaty and not a clean break Brexit
policy...........So If the Brexit Party won the election who would be PM?

….against Corbyn/labour .....accused of being a Marxist, sides with most terrorist groups, doesn't sing the anthem or wear the poppy and respect the fallen.

Undercover footage has revealed multiple sheep getting trapped in a conveyor belt at a Welsh slaughterhouse that is already under investigation for mistreating animals.

British beef is back on the menu in China after the lifting of a ban brought in 23 years
ago following the outbreak of mad cow disease. The first shipment will be made before Christmas as part of a boost to the industry thought to be worth £230million over the next five years.

A motorist has been banned from the roads – after getting her learner driver fiance to take her home when she was drunk.

November 06, 2019 12:39 PM PST

The latest survey shows the Socialist Party (PSOE) winning the November 10 election with 27.3% of the vote and 121 seats, two fewer than it earned on April 28. .........At the
close of a TV debate, the Basque Nationalist Left (PNV) spokesperson Aitor Esteban refused to shake the hand of Vox’s Espinosa de los Monteros. The party later issued a
statement explaining that the Vox politician had previously called Esteban and his colleagues “racist and xenophobic.” “It is not a question of being polite, but rather
principles and dignity,” the party said in a message. “Basques do not shake hands with Francoists.”

Five of the six men accused of gang raping a 14-year-old teenager in Manresa in Barcelona province have been convicted of sexual abuse.

The government of Spain’s eastern Valencia region is set to ban gendered school uniforms. ..........

7000 British residents got in before yesterdays deadline to register their swapping of a UK licence for a Spanish one.

Security alarms will trigger an immediate armed police response when activated during electioneering.

.... We will never forget that the Mayor of London axed £65million, 10 fire stations, 14 fire engines and 552 firefighters from his fire service. ......The Tories are going to fight the election with a surrender treaty and not a clean break Brexit
policy...........So If the Brexit Party won the election who would be PM?

….against Corbyn/labour .....accused of being a Marxist, sides with most terrorist groups, doesn't sing the anthem or wear the poppy and respect the fallen.

Undercover footage has revealed multiple sheep getting trapped in a conveyor belt at a Welsh slaughterhouse that is already under investigation for mistreating animals.

British beef is back on the menu in China after the lifting of a ban brought in 23 years
ago following the outbreak of mad cow disease. The first shipment will be made before Christmas as part of a boost to the industry thought to be worth £230million over the next five years.

A motorist has been banned from the roads – after getting her learner driver fiance to take her home when she was drunk.

October 30, 2019 01:27 PM PDT

MORE than 200 migrants arrived at Costa Blanca ports and beaches in just 24 hours this week. This was the biggest influx ever seen in such a short time, according to the
Red Cross.

The Socialist Party (PSOE) would be the clear winner of the upcoming November 10 general election, with 32% of the vote and between 133 and 150 seats in the 350-seat Congress, Spain’s lower house of parliament. That’s according to the latest poll
released today by the public CIS research insistute.

The police couldn’t believe it. They had never heard of such a case. What started with a British tourist running barefoot through the southern Spanish city of Málaga, ended with
the unexpected arrest of a 76-year-old woman with a long criminal history.

The Brexit Farce rolls on unabated....

A five-year-old girl has been scarred for life after a stranger's dog 'ripped off her face'
and left her needing 36 stitches.

MI5 and GCHQ have warned universities that their research and computer systems could be at risk from Beijing spies hidden among Chinese students on campus.

For most police officers, facing a barrage of four-letter words from abusive suspects is an everyday occurrence. But chiefs at one force are warning officers that they may be upset by ‘swearing’ and ‘offensive language’ in training exercises – and that they
should contact their supervisor if they find it all too much.

In a statement released on social media, Swansea Council said: 'We have decided not to go ahead with a provisional booking for Roy 'Chubby' Brown after considering how it
would work alongside our new programming aspirations and partnerships.

October 30, 2019 11:47 AM PDT

Why doesn't ITV understand that the viewers want to hear what the presenters on Good Morning Britain and the guests are saying....they don't want to listen to them all arguing
and shouting at the same time....it's like an aviary full of crows.....

I have enjoyed Strictly Come Dancing for many years....I like it because it involves actual TALENT from both the professionals and from the judges....plus the spectacle of athletic guys and beautifully sculpted ladies gliding across the dance floor.with great live music
from a fabulous band....

And there is a move afoot to stop the utilising of live insects on I'm a celebrity get me out of here.....I couldn't agree more.......who are well past their sell by date.

The youngsters have decided the over 70s should not be allowed to vote...........I watched this discussed on The Jeremy Vine Show where one of the guest panelists was Derek Hatton........I have spent some time with Deggsy in the past and he is a great bloke......and back in the day I wrote a couple of songs for two editions of "Newsnight" about the Knowsley North Bye Election....one of which was about Derek and I appeared in the programme along with him.

Trick or Treating has hit the news.....they are trying bring in a law to ban over 12 year
olds going from door to door because it intimidates householders........when this began I used to keep a pack of cards by my front door and when the kids used to turn up and say "trick or treat" I would say "trick" and display one
of my many card tricks and then say "O.K....see ya" and watch them walk away totally confused.

The song this week is the one which brought you and me together around 1980 when you worked on Radio Merseyside....we marched on the German Embassy with the song
after they had criticised the area....this is the updated tribute to my favourite place..."Merseyside"

October 23, 2019 02:23 PM PDT

Germany has tumbled into recession as global trade tensions, disruption to the car industry and worries over Brexit take their toll, according to the country's central bank.
In a major setback for Chancellor Angela Merkel and the wider eurozone,

A judge from Spain’s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, ordered the Civil Guard to close down webpages and social network accounts belonging to Tsunami Democràtic

Quim Torra, the regional premier of Catalonia, on Thursday found himself alone in his defense of a new unauthorized referendum on independence.

Hundreds of residents of Portugalete, in Spain’s northern Basque Country, have managed to evict a family of squatters who had moved into a 94-year-old woman’s home
when she left to go visit her ailing sister for a few days.........

A British teenager has died after falling from a seventh-floor bathroom at an apartment block in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba.

n 2017, the difference in GDP per capita (at purchasing power parity) between Europe’s
richest region, West London, and Spain’s poorest, Extremadura, was €168,700. That’s
41% more than it was in 2007...........

Nigel Farage warned that Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will turn the UK into an 'EU colony' - as he demanded a delay to the Halloween departure date. The Brexit Party leader accused the PM of trying to 'bounce' the country into backing his agreement to save the
Tories from disaster.

Commons Speaker John Bercow has been accused of 'straying' from the rule of law in a withering attack by one of his deputies.

Met Police Commissioner revealed today that the bill for this month's protests currently stands at £21million, and is rising. More than 1,800 people were arrested during the two weeks.

AN 89-YEAR-OLD NHS worker was devastated when she was sacked because she couldn't use a computer.

October 23, 2019 02:07 PM PDT

The BBC have received some criticism regarding their broadcasts from outside Parliament with protesters shouting out around them and waving banners across the
screen....

I have been watching the rugby world cup which has been somewhat addictive....England were magnificent and the Wales France game was a classic and as I have always said
we want WINNERS in sport....not those who "did well to get so far"....

Harry and Meghan are back in the news....they are not happy with the constant intrusion into their lives by the media....with poor Meghan not really realising what she was
marrying into.....

I watched a programme on the arrival of rock and roll in 1950s America....it was a
fascinating programme and took me right back to those days....I remember the moment it hit me like a ton of bricks....I went to see "Rock Around The Clock" in 1956 and left the
cinema with a completely new outlook on music....

The song this week is from my Doowop Days album and is a tribute to a guy I had the
pleasure of working with on two occasions....Bobby Vee....and what a great guy he was....I appeared on two of his concerts ... ...we hit it off straight away and had some nice chats about his career and his many hits .. an absolute delight to know
and sadly no longer with us....so here is my tribute to my pal "The Bobby Vee Song"

October 16, 2019 12:44 PM PDT

Police used batons against the protesters who converged on El Prat airport after a call by the grassroots group Democratic Tsunami, which supports Catalan secession.

While some in Catalonia opposed to breaking away from Spain rally to celebrate Spain’s
National Day, others rally against it.

Temperatures in the Mediterranean basin are likely to increase by up to 5C in the next 100 years......

In a scientific study published in September by Scientific Advances magazine,researchers found that Spanish was only second to .....

An extraordinary rebuke came as Priti Patel defended the government's tough stance
towards negotiations with the EU. ....

A damning report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services branded Cleveland Police to be ‘inadequate’ by every benchmark of policing standards.

Graham Norton has seen his pay slashed by more than 40 per cent, according to figures released by his production company.

Leapy Lee-----WAR paint has been worn by warriors stretching back to the Neanderthals. .........

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