Monthly Archives: December 2013

At the end of a year

This is the time of the year when media presenters and programmes, journalists, authors and historians, and perhaps you and me, look back over the year that has gone in order to be reminded of those who are no longer … Continue reading

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Time will tell

The present British government, a coalition between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats and dominated by the former, is arguably the most ideologically driven in living memory. Nowhere is this more obvious than in its economic policy. The Chancellor, George Osborne, is in … Continue reading

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The tie that binds

In a previous blog I commented on the continuing development of Israeli housing settlements in Palestinian land. Despite United Nations resolutions and opposition from within Israel itself, this settlement expansion continues unabated. Now there comes the news of an Israeli … Continue reading

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One more time…

One of the Australian DJ’s who played a prank on a British nurse who later took her own life, has resigned from the radio station, 2Day FM (Sydney). The reader may recall the incident. Mel Greig and her co-presenter, Michael … Continue reading

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A charming tale

My recent reading has included several articles on the scientist Peter Higgs. He is the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle. Higgs’ immersion in particle physics research  enabled him to identify the mechanism by which … Continue reading

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Public obsessions

Every now and again the question is raised as to why Ed Miliband, the current leader of the British Labour Party, stood against his older brother, David, for the leadership of the party. Apparently, the issue was raised during Ed’s … Continue reading

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