The High Low Christmas Special

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It’s a festive episode with a special High Low nativity play; written by professional screenwriter (as you will be able to tell) Dolly - and sponsored by frankincense and myrrh.

As Amazon and John Lewis declare ambitions to open their end of year sales on Christmas Day itself, and the Bishop of Cambridge descends into outrage, we talk the evolution of ‘family time’ and whether online shopping during a day of rest (and/or religion) is a moral issue or merely one of ease and convenience. What about all the people that don’t celebrate Christmas? And side note: HOW has Amazon only just launched in Australia?

Also up for discussion, Twitter finally rules against hate speech - with the leaders of far right party Britain First suspended from Twitter for Islamaphobic fake news (which was retweeted by Covfefe Trump - natch.) We discuss censorship versus the oft hackneyed cliché of free speech: and why a bigot is not one size fits all.

Two book recommendation via Pandora:

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brain-Fire-My-Month-Madness/dp/0141975342/ref=nodl_

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nobody-Told-Me-Poetry-Parenthood/dp/0349134359

Don’t forget to shop the Papier.com site with or excloooosive discount HIGHLOW for 15% off all your customisable stationary needs.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM THE HIGH LOW!

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