Tag Archives: privilege

A wrong answer to a valid question

It was the afternoon of Monday, 13th June, 1955. I sat on a suitcase on the quayside at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, as, with my family and other immigrants from the UK, I waited for a bus to take us to the … Continue reading

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Behind closed doors

What has Charles Windsor, the heir to the British crown, been saying to government ministers?  For the past nine years or so that has been the question asked by The Guardian, ever since that newspaper requested copies of 27 pieces … Continue reading

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Caught in a trap

The newspaper headline boldly announced: “Top Tory: I Am Entitled To More Than £67K Salary”. After being caught in a cash for access sting, the former Conservative Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, made a pitiful attempt to defend his part … Continue reading

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Ironies abound

The dust now seems to have settled on the result of the Scottish referendum on independence from the UK. For the time being, at least, Scotland will remain as part of the union. As to be expected, Elizabeth Windsor, Head … Continue reading

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