14:23

Brexit stuff

Two interesting facts. 

There was a survey earlier this year covering the entire EU including Britain. They were asked to rank what they thought the EU had done for them. In mainland Europe almost every respondent put ‘Peace’ in the first three items on their list. Almost no one in the UK did the same. 

Theresa and Philip May are both only children and they have no children. They have no relatives - children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters or cousins. This makes them very unusual.
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17:14

A Bitter Harvest - The Paris Peace Conference

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21:56

A Bitter Harvest: A poignant generation of women

A Bitter Harvest:  A poignant generation of women
I was bought up in a small village in Leicestershire. All three roads into the village were gated and there was no pub or shop. And yet, in ...
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Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael
If you go as far west as you can in the British Isles, Kerry in Southern Ireland, and then get in a small boat and head out into the Atlanti...
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Conservative discordance

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Michael Oakshott was a conservative thinker.He wrote this in 1956 on the essence of being a conservative - note the small C. “To be conser...
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