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Book Review: John Bew ~ Citizen Clem: a biography of Attlee

Bew hasn’t made this colourless, dour, uncharismatic and secretive man interesting, which is disappointing with 564 pages to read. Endless remarks about Attlee’s shyness, “He was painfully shy and modest and kept up his guard at all times, ‘lest strange … Continue reading

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The Ricardian Curse, Margaret Thatcher and North Sea Oil

The Ricardian Curse is normally associated with third world countries who are ‘blessed’ with a bonanza of wealth from natural resources. The ‘curse’ is that sudden increases in wealth negatively impact on the immature countries who often fail to effectively … Continue reading

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Two Brexit maps of the world

© Nigel Farage: MEP; Donald Trump’s acolyte; suffers from Cecil Rhodes Syndrome.   © Boris Johnson: Foreign Secretary; adulterer; suffers from Winston Churchill Syndrome Chris

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Prisons Aren’t Care Homes

The “creditor” always becomes more humane to the extent that he has grown richer.… It is not unthinkable that a society might attain such a consciousness of power that it could allow itself the noblest luxury possible to it—letting those … Continue reading

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General de Gaulle’s war aims, 1941

“Do you think I am interested in England’s winning the war? I am not- I am interested only in France’s victory,” de Gaulle said provocatively (to General Spears his British liaison officer.) James Barr A Line in the Sand p235 … Continue reading

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A pen portrait of Winston Churchill

The prime minister was undoubtedly born too late. By nature he is an adventurist on an historical scale, strong-willed and resolute, a romantic of British Imperialism and war. Had he lived in previous centuries, he would have been a match … Continue reading

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President Churchill?*

Winston Churchill had the same qualifications as Barack Obama to be president of the USA. That is, an American mother and a non-American father. Perhaps that was the real source of the Special Relationship. *If he’d be been born in … Continue reading

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