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Community returning

I was wrong:  I thought we had lost society for the long term, but it is roaring back quietly. I relaxed in the lockdown evenings – no more ...

A revolutionary in the Ministry

I did not anticipate seeing Michael Gove placed at the helm of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Let the civil servants ...

From disaster we must build

Twenty years and the dust was still falling, not even settling, and the nation beneath it coagulating, uniting. It began though an age of nations ...

Tax shot through the foot

It does not work, and they know it does not work. Raising tax does not raise money: at these levels at least, it reduces the Government’s ...

Gnawing inadequacy

We can never be good enough. No hero or saint comes close. Most of us brush it off, but a saint or a vicar lives in a shadow of the knowledge of ...

Let them sing

The Police are on the hunt for a dangerous gang, whose crime is – singing a traditional song. The press have been reticent about naming the ...

An interview with Greta

Meeting Greta Thunberg in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow was a fascinating experience. We discussed the project over meatballs and I was impressed ...

Of The Beginnings And Progresse Of Philosophy

The faculty of Reasoning being consequent to the use of Speech, it was not possible, but that there should have been some generall Truthes found ...