Theresa May & the spirit of capitalism

5 Mar

Capitalism frequently embarrasses its more thin-skinned defenders: a group that, I kid you not, can include leading Conservative politicians. I’m sure Ted Heath, the Tories’ first non aristocratic leader, really meant it when in 1973 he castigated a sanctions-busting Lonhro, … Read More »

Syria: former UK ambassador speaks

15 Feb

Two excellent offerings from OffGuardian this week. Yesterday was a video featuring Peter Ford, ambassador to Syria 2003-6, telling the “Imperialism on Trial” symposium in Derry that humanitarian invasion and sanctions are simply updated versions of the “White Man’s Burden” … Read More »

Love at Theresienstadt

24 Jan

All you need is love. The Beatles I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do?  – they’re really saying, I love you. Louis Armstrong A recent post saw me invoking Maslow as if his ‘hierarchy of human need’ … Read More »

Reading the Reformation

31 Oct

This post also features in OffGuardian Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.  Bishop Latimer: Oct … Read More »