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Current Affairs and comment

The Science of Power

The Science of Power Bill Hartley defends Fracking  April 10th 2019 dawned with a light covering of frost over North Yorkshire. Despite this, the local BBC news announced there would be an open air tea party in the village of Kirby … Continue reading

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Leaving Neverland

Kirstjen Nielsen, Leaving Neverland by Ilana Mercer The New York Times reports that “More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February” this year. March saw 100,000 merry migrants waltz into the U.S., undisturbed. Caravans are getting larger, not … Continue reading

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In the Year of Three Kings

In the Year of Three Kings  The King Who Had to Go, Adrian Phillips, Biteback Publishing, 2016, isbn 978-1-78590-347-2, reviewed by Monty Skew Recently revealed letters, hitherto kept secret, have dispelled any lasting illusions about Edward VIII’s short and inglorious … Continue reading

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Befuddled Bernie Sanders

Befuddled Bernie Sanders by Ilana Mercer Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, thinks that “everyone should have the right to vote—even the Boston Marathon bomber … even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, … Continue reading

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The Moral of the Mueller Inquisition

 The Moral of the Mueller Inquisition by Ilana Mercer One among many, former CIA head honcho John Brennan had famously asserted that President Trump was “treasonous” and “in the pocket of Putin.” It was “beyond a shadow of a doubt … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2019

ENDNOTES, April 2019  by Stuart Millson In this edition: musical meditations on death and national decline From Chandos records, come two less-frequently-performed masterpieces by the doyen of English music, Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers (written in 1912) and The Spirit … Continue reading

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Fake Intel runs through it

Fake Intel runs through it by Ilana Mercer No, the moral of the Mueller inquisition is not that the Left is incorrigibly corrupt and morally and intellectually bankrupt, although this is certainly true. And, no. It’s not that the Republicans are … Continue reading

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Detention Deficit Disorder

Detention Deficit Disorder by Bill Hartley In 2016, I wrote an article about detention centres. This was prompted by Operation Seabrook, Durham Constabulary’s investigation into allegations of abuse at Medomsley, the former detention centre in County Durham which closed in … Continue reading

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Mulling it Over

Mulling it Over Review of Hinterland by Chris Mullin, Profile Books, 2017, ISBN 978 1 78125 606 0, reviewed by Monty Skew Some political memoirs are dull. Not so A View from the Foothills, a frank and self-deprecating diary (the first of … Continue reading

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Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle

Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle Jeffrey S. McDonald, John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America, Pickwick, 2017, Pp. 263, reviewed by Darrell Sutton John Knox (1514-1572), one of the founding fathers of Protestantism, did not eschew controversy. … Continue reading

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