Category Archives: Politics

Capital Punishment as Entertainment in England, 1649-1868

The King’s head was held up to the crowd. The spectators, some who had watched in approval and some in dismay, were quickly dispersed by officials, but a few sought grisly souvenirs of the event rushing forward to dip their … Continue reading

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Film Review ~ In The Heat Of The Night (Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger)

The iconic 1967 Civil Rights film In the Heat of the Night when viewed fifty years later appears unsubtle. It has sledgehammer scenes triple underlining the insanity of racism and the general third world nature of the Deep South. There … Continue reading

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This I Know

It wasn’t ordinary working people Who caused the 80s banking crisis It wasn’t them that caused financial meltdown No! It was greedy bankers Who caused Northern Rock to fall The rich. Many politicians were the root cause Those with mansions … Continue reading

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Field Marshal Douglas Haig’s Glittering Prizes

Douglas Haig was adored by the British after he’d defeated Germany in 1918. Traditionally returning military heroes were garlanded with honours and wealth and Haig was no exception. Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, had doubts about the stellar qualities of … Continue reading

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British Social Care and Home Ownership

The British family home has iconic status. Home ownership is longed-for and anyone not owning a house is silently thought of as, in some way, second class. Parents often give large amounts of cash to their adult children for deposits, … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen for Nobel Prize 2018

For the full song-poem go to:- https://www.bing.com/search?q=lyrics+democracy+cohen&form=EDNTHT&mkt=en-gb&httpsmsn=1&refig=49c15a204c42494ec1f5716a010f739b&pq=lyrics+%27democracy&sc=4-17&sp=2&qs=SC&sk=SC1 Chris

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David Davis on Brexit

“Do you want to believe the evidence of your own eyes, or do you want to believe me?” Groucho Marx

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