Category Archives: Politics

David versus Goliath: the Campaign against Barclays Bank 1969-87

In the period 1959-69 there were boycotts of South African goods and sport. Boycotts included not buying South African fruit or playing international cricket. Universities boycotted academic jobs and conferences1. The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) failed to galvanise the British public … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Inspiration

Chris

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How you put a Man on the Sun

Kim Jong-Un announced North Korea would be sending a man to the sun within ten years. A reporter said, “But the sun is too hot. How can your man land on the sun?” There was a stunned silence. Nobody knew … Continue reading

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Shameful

This week (10th April 2018) we’ve seen scenes of children in Syria being hosed down. They were victims of chemical weapons being used against them and their parents. Something must have triggered that barbaric move against the civilians of that … Continue reading

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Women’s March against Trump 2018

Richard M.

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Traditional forms of punishment: Britain* 1700-1900

Traditionally, British judges sentencing criminals had five principal options: capital punishment, corporal punishment, exile, imprisonment and torture. Judges sentencing criminals to ‘savage’ sentences were using proportionate and appropriate punishments according to the expectations of the time. The sentences were anticipated … Continue reading

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Brexit

As fragile as a nearly whispered thought Almost composed, but lost, more assumed Like a fragrance mixed into a tornado Singed, unsure of destiny. Doubt, multiplied existentially Not yet the catastrophic tragedy Airy, immature comfortless Ignorance, of the designed effect. … Continue reading

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