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A right-royal carve-up

An appearance on Desert Island Discs is a sure sign that a personality has indeed arrived at the forefront of public perception. Earlier this year, a former pupil of the Northampton School for Boys, Matt Smith, made such an appearance … Continue reading

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To uphold, not to pander

The TV camera followed the descent of the gold-nosed Boeing 747 as it came in for a touchdown at Heathrow Airport. On board the plane were 326 members of the British Olympics team, returning in triumph from Rio de Janeiro, … Continue reading

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Where are we now?

This was the week in which one of the most influential musicians of his era, David Bowie, died from cancer at the age of 69. Following a heart attack in 2014, Bowie had more or less disappeared from live performance … Continue reading

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It’s a no-brainer, really!

Within the past few months, and despite several visits to hospital, recuperation from an operation and an extended holiday, I have managed to attend a couple of conferences¬†associated with two of my major interests, that is, the “Republic” movement and … Continue reading

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