Category Archives: History

July 4

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a … Continue reading

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The first day on the Somme – July 1, 1916

FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME The 1st July 1916 was the opening day of the Anglo-French offensive that became known as the Battle of the Somme. It was the middle day of the middle year of the … Continue reading

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Technical expertise

Whichever government is formed after Saturday night will find a public service at the nadir of its capability. For too long subject matter generalists have been filling positions rather than officers with substantial technical capacity. Thus Treasury is a pale … Continue reading

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Preserving our sense of who we are

It is with some astonishment that I find that every one of the blog sites and writers I visit has been unanimous in their delight over Brexit. We may disagree on many things, but this is not one of them. … Continue reading

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Let my people go

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D-Day: June 6

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Battle of Jutland

Since we are memorialising World War I, I thought I would mention that May 31 was the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. What the absence of any mention anywhere that I saw meant to me was that everything … Continue reading

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A tribute to Charley Bourne

Today 100 years ago – 2 June 1916 – the fictional character Charley Bourne wrote his first letter home from the western front. It wasn’t as bad as they say he told his father. He was created by Pat Mills … Continue reading

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For Labour is not just led by dirty men but by dirty old men, with roots in the contaminated soil of Marxist totalitarianism. Nick Cohen on anti-Semitism in the UK Labour Party.

Posted in History, Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 22 Comments

ANZAC Day 2016

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