Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Meaning of Wealth

“The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit … Continue reading

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William Tyndale School: Returning after 64 years

On the 16th of May 2017 I returned to the brick lined alleyway, which led to the school building. There were two entrances one for boys and the other for girls. This was historically true but obviously, in 2017, sexual … Continue reading

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Theresa May: Money+Power=Irresistible

Chris

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What you need

What you need, is her Strong and stable leadership- willing to make the difficult decisions Just read MY manifesto, I have been very clear I am the only safe pair of hands For this country to trust I’ll do what … Continue reading

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An Outraged Husband in the Wild West

A guy walked into a crowded bar, waving his pistol and yelled, “I have a .45 calibre Colt 1911 with a seven round magazine plus one in the chamber. I want to know who’s been sleeping with my wife.” A … Continue reading

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George Osborne, VAT and Conservative Extremism

On 4th January next year (2011), the main rate of VAT will rise from 17.5 to 20 per cent…. This single tax measure will by the end of this Parliament generate over £13 billion a year of extra revenues. That … Continue reading

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Lenin’s cushy exile in Siberia 1897-1900

He… received a steady stream of books on extended loan from libraries in St Petersburg and Moscow, via the good offices of his sisters, to supply his voracious appetite for reading. Despite his frustrations with the speed of the postal … Continue reading

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Theresa May: Running for president

The ‘C’ word is missing! Chris PS I did of course mean Conservative

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Theresa May: Full of unimpressive overconfidence?

Theresa May’s endless talk of “strong and stable” leadership… poses the question: is she really strong or is this yet another example of overconfidence? Dogmatism and inflexibility are not the same as strength. Often, people boast of qualities they are … Continue reading

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Morning Registration at William Tyndale School in the 1950s

At my junior school in Upper Street, Islington, London as soon as the whistle was blown in the morning we all lined up in our classes and marched two by two into school from the playground. It was very regimented. The … Continue reading

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