Category Archives: politics

Hearts And Minds #1.

On May 1st 1979 I submitted my final year dissertation for my LL.B. at Aberdeen University. It ran to thirty-one double spaced typewritten pages and was bound with a single staple top left. And yes, I do still have a … Continue reading

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A Farage Made In Heaven (Fanfare For The Common Man).

Inspired by conversations with Patrick Hanson Lowe and Nick Schon. Illustration by Nick Schon. On Thursday President Obama told journalists in Brussels that the US “has a deep interest in ensuring that the UK remains united… “ We’re getting used to … Continue reading

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Many Mansions.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you: John 14:2 (KJV) My father was born in 1920. In the first sixty-five years of his life he visited what his generation knew … Continue reading

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Auld Aquaintances.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the last Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland…’ Last week ‘call me Dave’ returned to the Olympic Park in Stratford and invoked the spirit of Sir Chris Hoy and … Continue reading

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The Mansion On The Hill

My apologies. It’s been a while I know, but I’ve been a bit busy lately. And, if you choose to work as what the Belgians call an ‘independent’, when busy rings the bell you let it in. This week I … Continue reading

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Rose Tinted Glasses

Both Guinness and The Labour Party relaunched their brands this week with a heartfelt pitch for the higher ground.  It was Richard Branson, I think, who first observed that British Airways could be said to be the world’s favourite airline … Continue reading

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