The birth of the Chinese Communist Party
Jul23

The birth of the Chinese Communist Party

In 1919, demonstrators held aloft placards appealing to Mr Science and Mr Democracy in what has been called the “Chinese enlightenment” period.

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Euro Final: Wembley Eye-Witness Report
Jul12

Euro Final: Wembley Eye-Witness Report

The NHS-app failed, and we were waved though. There were no gates and no Covid checks.

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Roadblock lockdown
Jul07

Roadblock lockdown

At the time of planning LTNs, councils had little or no evidence of the economic impact. How could they? There was no data available to base any decisions on.

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No Jab, No Job?
Mar10

No Jab, No Job?

“It’s best to support staff to get the vaccine without making it a requirement” but the employer is also directed to “the organisation’s disciplinary policy”.

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Coronafeirws
Jan25

Coronafeirws

Drakeford has undoubtedly benefited from the misconception that Wales’ social care meltdown is the result of central government policies rather than its own mismanagement.

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Thoughts on Biden’s Inauguration speech
Jan23

Thoughts on Biden’s Inauguration speech

The American dream, opportunity, prosperity, liberty, justice, community, unity, hope – have little reality today. But that doesn’t matter. They are mere symbols, signifiers without signified.

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The Queen’s Gambit
Nov04

The Queen’s Gambit

Chess players, mathematicians, physicists, scientists, etc are not automatons; mechanical, calculating machines devoid of any creativity but in fact, they are supremely alert to creative possibilities.

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The myth of Britain’s racist universities
Oct24

The myth of Britain’s racist universities

Today’s approach to to racial equality in eduction, grounded in Critical Race Theory, promotes division, shuts down debate, and ignores real drivers of inequality.

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Samuel Paty, 1973-2020
Oct21

Samuel Paty, 1973-2020

This is a short statement in memory of Samuel Paty, the teacher who was brutally murdered on the outskirts of Paris on 16 October 2020.

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Getting one over Parr
Jul31

Getting one over Parr

Martin Parr may not be your very British cup-of-tea but he surely doesn’t deserve to be the subject of a campaign that has led to his abject apology and resignation.

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