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Queen’s power to change legislation is archaic and should be scrapped, says Scotland’s top land rights campaigner

Trevor Grundy | 31 July, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Evening at Balmoral, a watercolour by the artist Carl Haag which is on the front page of The Invention of Tradition by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger,(Cambridge University Press, 1983),…   Read more >

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel say criminals should clean the streets and ‘yobs’ should be put in chain gangs

Trevor Grundy | 28 July, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Crime-crackers Johnson and Patel: Chain gangs minimised the cost of guarding prisoners   By Trevor Grundy   Two of Britain’s most high-profile politicians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Affairs…   Read more >

Accusations that Boris Johnson is a liar who is unfit to be prime minister spread throughout Britain

Trevor Grundy | 27 July, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

Boris Johnson  –   Always ready to shape policy around  the findings of the latest opinion polls   by Trevor Grundy   Rules banning MPs calling one another liars in Parliament…   Read more >

A perfect storm gathers as Jamaica demands billions of pounds in reparations for the slave trade

Trevor Grundy | 24 July, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Slave in Chains or the Captive Slave attributed to the artist John Simpson 1825-1830   By Trevor Grundy   At a time when athletes take the knee, and when anyone…   Read more >

BREXIT 2016 AND BEYOND – What kind of con tricks have been played on the British people?

Trevor Grundy | 21 July, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

Dominic Cummings – The man the British media once hailed as an eccentric genius   By Trevor Grundy   Dominic Cummings and a small group of highly-paid un-elected advisers in…   Read more >

Keep right on till the end of the Rhodes

Trevor Grundy | 30 June, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Hundreds of books have been written about Cecil Rhodes. One wonders how many of them have been read by student and tutor activists at Oxford University and how many of…   Read more >

The Johnson and Patel way of dealing with asylum seekers exposes a “brutal hostility towards vulnerable people” says charity chief

Trevor Grundy | 28 June, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Asylum seekers crossing the Channel on their way to the land of Hope and Glory   By Trevor Grundy June 22 marked the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of the…   Read more >

Sandro Bernardini (1945-2021) Sardinian restaurateur and host to Zimbabwe’s good, bad and ugly

Trevor Grundy | 26 June, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

Sandro Bernardini – Talking to him about history led you into another world, says friends and admirers   Sandro , aka Alberto Paulo Bernardini, died on June 15, 2021 in…   Read more >

Kenneth Kaunda 1924-2021: Farewell to Zambia’s best known Humanist and autocrat

Trevor Grundy | 23 June, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

Kenneth Kaunda with Julius Nyerere of Tanzania (on left) with Chinese friends who build a railway that linked Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. (Picture: Trevor…   Read more >

Church leaders, academics, poets and musicians get ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of Zimbabwe’s “leper saint”

Trevor Grundy | 10 June, 2021 | Category: Current News Features & Analysis Uncategorized

The late John Bradburne – Roman Catholic missionary, lover of the poor and dis-advantaged, eco-warrior and  now a world – acclaimed poet   by Trevor Grundy June 14, 2021 marks…   Read more >