Election News

Meanwhile, there was better news for the Tories after Morgan Stanley warned that a Labour government supported by the SNP would lead to an earlier than expected rise in interest rates.  The Guardian This being the same Morgan Stanley who predicted that loan defaulting...

Ukip plans to cut £9 billion of foreign aid

As a left-winger/liberal (in US parlance), I am naturally dismayed by most of the contents of the UK Independence Party manifesto.  It seems to me like a ragtaggle bag of policies a la carte, in which the grand idea of Britain’s exit from the EU has been...
WW1 Family History

WW1 Family History

I’m a big cycling fan and early Spring marks the opening of the serious professional bike racing season. There are two major one day races, the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (or Tour of Flanders) and the Paris-Roubaix that take place on consecutive weekends, and the...