Monthly Archives: January 2019

Apocalypse Apostasy??

Avoiding “Fusterclucks” needs a new form of politics During recent parliamentary discussions on Brexit Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran, raised the BBC corporate blood pressure a notch by telling a reporter that Brexit was a “Cluster Shambles”. It turns out … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Queen

Open letter to the Queen Dear Elizabeth Windsor, I have never considered myself your “subject”, so I hope you will forgive the unusual lack of protocol in addressing you this way. Nevertheless, I am moved to write to you given … Continue reading

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The curious case of the banana bees…

    As you might just gather from the title, I am back in Brazil for the Christmas and New Year season and, as I write, Summer is showing its teeth. The weather in the last week of Spring was … Continue reading

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The Treaty of London 1518

Just a quick reference to the quincentenary of the Treaty of London in 1518 during the reign of Henry Vlll. It was an early version of the European Union and I have just referred to it in a Blog Post … Continue reading

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