Monthly Archives: April 2017

Theresa May: a vindictive enemy

Having received inspiration she sacked Osborne Within twenty minutes of her arrival in Number Ten, May had summoned Osborne to sack him. Accounts of this meeting differ. Osborne’s people say it was cordial. But May’s people, who include Fiona Hill, (her chief of staff) let … Continue reading

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The Cafe.

Just round the corner In Hill Street, Hackney Was Frank’s and Ada’s A typical working mans café. All of us were not called By our names – but by our trades Brickey, Chipey, Spread and Plum We all piled in, … Continue reading

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The importance of the battle of Mukden (1905)

The carnage of the first world war wasn’t inevitable. The horrendous losses suffered could have been avoided by high commands sensitive to the evolution of warfare techniques. Their ‘war games’ were a hapless iteration of previous obsolete military experiences. Nine … Continue reading

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Theresa May: will she deliver a Brexit paradise on June 8th 2017?

“On the day that Theresa May triggered article 50, YouGov published a survey of the things people whould like brought back after Britain has left the EU. Top of the list was the death penalty, with 52% of those who … Continue reading

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American capitalism at its amoral best

You can buy prison-cell upgrades in California for $82 a night and purchase the right to immigrate to the United States for $500,000. Susskind, Richard; Susskind, Daniel. The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human … Continue reading

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A Final conversation between husband and wife

As she sat by him, he whispered, his eyes full of tears, “You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times.  “When I got fired, you were there to support me.  When my business failed, you … Continue reading

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The way of the world: the Internet

“…the internet is now a major driver of the growth of cognitive inequality.” Or in simpler terms, “the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart people smarter.” Kevin Drum Mother Jones 27th Dec 2014 Chris

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