Category Archives: politics and religion

Antisemitism and The Labour Party – the historical facts behind the rhetoric and problem with rhetorical statements


To unpick what is going on and start to solve the problem, we need to step back and gain perspective…. If we cannot discuss our differences without taking up grandstanding and hysterical positions, we have only ourselves to blame when the problem gets worse.
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Making Sense of China


I feel at home in China, because I feel that Cookham is somewhere near –      ………………………………………………………………………………………..Stanley Spencer In the playground of a Chinese private school, a very young girl asked a very important question. I could tell it was … Continue reading

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How many cheers for democracy?


It’s all very confusing. In the bad old days, before had the vote and unemployment benefit, wicked aristocrats in The Big House would look down on the poor and decide, in times of great hardship, when bread was expensive and … Continue reading

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The limits of tolerance


Tolerance has its limits, but we are too mealy-mouthed to define them. Continue reading

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