A generation that is denied the opportunity to study literature, or attend opera, is unlikely to learn the lessons of such horrors. And that cannot be good for democracy, even the broken version of it that prevails, now, in England. Continue reading Disdain for Culture and the road to Fascism
If only they had his eloquence, his charisma, his confidence, they would be standing where he is. But, lacking those qualities, they are content to let him show them the way. Continue reading Soldier, Diplomat, Politician
Today she joins the Duke of Edinburgh as another departed giant of British and international affairs. Continue reading The Passing of a Giant of Politics – a brief Tribute to Shirley Williams
Not so long ago there was a great outpouring of gratitude for front line workers. Now is the time to turn that gratitude into genuine concern by adhering to the restrictions, even if that means doing without some of life’s greatest pleasures for a few more weeks. Continue reading The Best Way to Show Your Appreciation for Front Line Workers
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There’s been a lot of discussion recently about removing statues and destroying parts of our history because it’s contentious. The sad fact is that most of our history is contentious, but that doesn’t mean it… Continue reading History we shouldn’t forget.
Women seem to be losing the race to be chosen to oppose the most mysogenistic, narcissistic man ever to hold office since the fall of the Roman Empire. Continue reading If not now, When?
The UK’s 68 million is but a tiny proportion of the total number of individuals, many doing the same as those former refugees from UK famines and epidemics, seeking a better life elsewhere. Continue reading Monday Musings – the Inevitability of Migration
If a defibrillator is applied within the first 3 to 5 minutes of someone collapsing, his or her chances of survival increase from 6% to 74% Continue reading Monday Musings 17/2/20
I did not discuss the matter with anyone. Least of all my mother, who I knew would object as it did not fit with her ambitions and expectations for me. Continue reading Monday Memories – Decisions and Consequences: #1 Adult Responsibilities
Howden . . . was regarded as a Liberal Democrat “target” and that young woman worked hard for Jon’s team. Her name? Jo Swinson. Last week she was elected leader of the Party, Continue reading Monday Memories – Still in the Real World, Still Political