A VERY BRITISH FUDGE – WHY DEMOCRATISING THE MONARCHY MAY BE THE BEST COMPROMISE

I RECENTLY had a conversation with a friend about the Royal Family. Fatigued by the constant coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s impending wedding, I grumbled:...

Pause for Peace

EARLY in his book ‘The God Delusion,’ Richard Dawkins asserts that religion is the cause of most wars; a claim supported volubly by fellow Humanists the World...

Disaster – the sequel

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The dog’s day

EVERY dog, they say, has his day. And Lucy, The Dog That Is Not Ours, had her day recently. She was trotting ahead of me on the...

Disaster

MY culinary skills, or the lack of them, is legend. I rely heavily on the microwave, a huge silver beast known as The Empress, and this reliance...

Pause to examine our doubts

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Rules #2

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Rules

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Pause to prepare

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Brexit makes me angry, and you should be too

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It’s time to call Theresa May undemocratic

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What happened next #2

I LEFT the Farmacia of the sainted Felix and drove home, concentrating on how to remedy the slur on the House of Biggs. As I went in the...

Votes for life must only be the beginning

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Why it’s time for overseas MPs

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What happened next

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Pause to confront our doubts

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Ocular conundrum

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Passports are a hint of things to come

WITH little surprise, it turns out the ‘new’ blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company. The irony can’t hit hard enough. Lord Palmerston once...
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