Category Archives: Current Affairs and Comment

Current Affairs and comment

Primrose Day

Primrose Day Stephen Michael MacLean, on a date with history If Theresa May had any historical nous, she would have postponed divulging her polling intentions by one day and announced her plans the following morning, Primrose Day — once a … Continue reading

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Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On

Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On For Mark Wegierski, history defines us To many current-day observers, Canada’s participation in the First World War, and the great victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, may seem far away. The tide of change in Canada … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement?

Rush to Judgement? In the wake of the US military strike on Syria, Thomas O Meehan asks some awkward questions We are currently undertaking military action against Syria to avenge a massacre we know very little about. Our establishments are running … Continue reading

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This Island’s Nations

This Island’s Nations Stuart Millson believes that Brexit will rejuvenate Britain In my anti-federal Europe days of 20 to 25 years ago, never did I believe that I would see a reversal of the European Union’s control of my country. … Continue reading

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The Larger the Load

  The Larger the Load    Bill Hartley weighs anchor The Germans had agreed to dispose of the depth charge, which was decent of them since it had originally been dropped by the Royal Navy. The floor of the Baltic … Continue reading

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Fighting for England

Fighting for England Gerry Dorrian describes what drove the EDL As well as being Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London, Dr John Meadowcroft is the university’s Director of Postgraduate Research in Political Economy, and he has taught on the LSE … Continue reading

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Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada

Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada The third of a series of articles by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation The historical context The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending … Continue reading

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Brexit’s Progress

Brexit’s Progress Stephen MacLean perceives the ‘End of the Beginning’ ‘MPs hand Theresa May the starting gun on Brexit’. That is how the Independent recorded last Wednesday’s ‘second reading’ in the UK House of Commons to permit the Conservative government … Continue reading

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Separatist Tendencies in Canada

Separatist Tendencies in Canada Second in a series by Mark Wegierski, marking the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation (A paper partially based on an English-language text that appeared in Polish translation under the title, “Tendencje separatystyczne w Kanadzie.” (“Separatist tendencies in Canada”) … Continue reading

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An Old Army in a New World Order

An Old Army in a New World Order Dr Frank Ellis crosses swords with Lord Dannatt Richard Dannatt, Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945, vii + pp. 360, Notes, no Bibliography, Illustrations, Index, Profile Books, London, … Continue reading

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