Posted in November, 2016

November 30th, 2016

The trial of Anthony Blair

I have been advised by a very kind friend to learn to compartmentalise my writing. This piece is an attempt to do so. It will also appear on Country Squire Magazine, an online platform I have an interest in, and that I am very proud of. It may not make me a fortune but if […]

November 30th, 2016

Countryside Conceptions

I must be straight with you, Dear Reader. I’ve been receiving a little behind the scenes coaching from a proper chronicler of man’s humanity, who has pointed out to me, in no uncertain terms, that my current lyricism, brought on as it has been by the Winter-flu, is at the cost of my journalism, and […]

November 27th, 2016

Memoirs of an 18th Century English Submariner by Captain J Head

A lot has happened in the last 24 hours. I have travelled a journey through a strange and magical land where animals share their silent beauty generously. I have cried inside with empathy for a lost self who has been reborn. I stomped my boots to the mellifluous toll of the church bells hoping to […]

November 19th, 2016

On laughter and forgetting

There was always a danger when our highest court was called Supreme a time would come when we would have to discover whether a court can be both supreme and independent. A group of parliamentarians is currently lobbying the government to put off that moment and not to appeal a high court’s view, presumably in […]

November 12th, 2016

How Mugabe and John gave me my politics.

Some people are born political, some achieve politics and some have politics thrust upon them. Families pass allegiances down to their children like heirlooms. The place you live can point to a party of least resistance. Many don’t really care and only half heartedly follow the crowd. For others it is a calling. I was […]

November 5th, 2016

Brexit gunpowder treason and plot

Remember, remember the 4th of November, it’s the day the legal profession took leave of its senses. Hopefully temporarily but certainly noticeably. It was perhaps unsurprising. It is not often that a constitutional law case which could help define our political future appears on the front of our national newspapers with such a barrage of […]