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Reader, I promise thee here such things, which ordinarily promised, doe seeme to challenge the greatest attention, and I lay them here before thine eyes, whether thou regard the dignity or profit of the matter treated of, or the right method of handling it, or the honest motive, and good advice to undertake it, or lastly the moderation of the Authour.

Oh the things we said in dark corners….

Oh the things we said in dark corners….

I blush to think of those long yarns in college rooms or the corner of a pub, of all we said and did not think, of the ribald, the shocking, the ...
Geoffrey Cox: an appreciation

Geoffrey Cox: an appreciation

Stentorian – the word that will always be connected with Geoffrey Cox QC, and whenever he speaks, there speaks Stentor of old. You must remember ...
Blood on the carpet

Blood on the carpet

The dust is just settling. Those who were once staunch Boris allies are now cast down and new faces, some unknown faces, raised up. There are ...
The Ulster Bridge

The Ulster Bridge

Is it then to be a bridge? A tunnel? A floating tunnel? For cars, or trains, or bicycles? In one of the richest nations of the Earth, such an ...
The Babylonish Captivity of the Church, politically

The Babylonish Captivity of the Church, politically

The clergy of the Church of England in my personal experience are for the most part quick-witted, intelligent, learned, prayerful and determined ...
Minutiae – the big failing

Minutiae – the big failing

There are many wise heads in senior positions in Whitehall (and many who think themselves wise, but they are easily run around). The upper levels ...
Is the Housing Court dead?

Is the Housing Court dead?

Two threads were being spun before the election, in fact during the May ministry, on changes to housing law, and both were bad ideas.  One was to ...
A less preachy BBC: praise be

A less preachy BBC: praise be

I read that a new David Attenborough series is coming to the Beeb, which is always a great event: Green Planet. The name may strike dread into the ...