Category Archives: Politics

Book Review: Thomas Penn ~ The Brothers York: An English Tragedy (2019)

Thomas Penn’s day has come! Who’d have thought an academic work on the York brothers would be of the moment? Well he has Hilary Mantel to thank. She’s turbo-charged medieval history into a central position with her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. … Continue reading

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Mount Everest as a business

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Elderly Prisoners, Over-crowded Prisons and the Coronavirus Pandemic

‘Prisons designed for fit, young men must adjust to the largely unexpected and unplanned roles of care home and even hospice. Increasingly, prison staff are having to manage not just ageing prisoners and their age-related conditions, but also the end … Continue reading

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A Disappointed Conservative

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Book Review: Timur Vermes ~ The Hungry and the Fat (translated Jamie Bulloch) (2020)

It was a privilege to read this book. Timur is a German author who’s satirised Germany, Europe and the fundamentals of the immigration challenge. The great immigration of 2015 led to huge social and political dislocations in Germany. Timur’s book … Continue reading

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The Strategic Importance of Renewable Energy

There are three principal reasons why British renewable energy is strategically important. They are, safety of supply, price stability and developing 21st century industries. These are central to the national interest. Safety of Supply The Royal Navy protects British shipping … Continue reading

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George Neville: his archbishop of York’s feast 1465

There were 3,000 guests and the feast lasted a week:- “There was a frenzy of butchery. The carcasses disembowelled, plucked, prepared and dressed for the occasion included 1,000 sheep, 500 deer of various varieties, 400 swans, 2,000 each of pigs … Continue reading

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