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 drivenĀ 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 on 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…

Mel Greig, a DJ with the Australian radio station 2Day Sydney, has resigned her position. Greig, along with her co-presenter, Michael Christian, had played a prank on a British nurse. The nurse later took her own life. The reader may … 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 theoretical physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. Born in 1929 in Newcastle, England (of Scottish/English parentage), Dr Higgs gave his name … 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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