20 May 2021 Hammy, Prince of Denmark The podcast. By Neil Tidmarsh Hamlet: ‘To be or not to be; that is the question: / Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to…’ I was in a very dark place, you see. Thought I was going mad. Even contemplated suicide. I needed help, but there wasn’t any.
20 May 2021 Home Office Loos Canute’s approach. By John Watson Had Canute read Monday’s edition of The Times, he would probably have smiled. That eminently practical monarch, famous for his seashore demonstration that bullshit cannot stand in the face of the real world, would have found plenty to illustrate his thesis. Although it is
20 May 2021 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Strange diversions. By David Chilvers We are now at a stage where the number of COVID-19 deaths is in single figures most days, lower than the 32 per day we forecast for mid May back in early February. Our forecast of the number of positive tests per
20 May 2020 What Is Left Behind by J.R. Thomas After the death in 1726 of his architect John Vanbrugh who was building the baroque paradise of Castle Howard for him, the Earl of Carlisle lost interest in completing his two-thirds built house. Instead, he focussed all his attentions on landscaping a thousand acres or
20 May 2021 Diary of a Corbynista Hail the new Chamberlain by Don Urquhart 13 May I have been reading The Glamour Boys, a book by Chris Bryant that tells of the contribution made by gay politicians to the demolition of the appeasement policy before the war. One thing that struck me was that our
20 May 2021 Harry’s Opinions Who cares? By Lynda Goetz Poor benighted Harry. I suppose he does give us something to talk about. In a weekly podcast aptly named ‘The Armchair Expert’ *, hosted by American actor, writer and director Dax Shepherd and his co-host Monica Padman, the former working royal (the ‘Dook of Sussex’,
20 May 2021 Labour withering on the vine Quo vadis? By Paul Branch Those of you long enough in the tooth to remember the General Election of 1979 will probably need no reminding of possibly the greatest campaign poster of all time. Designed by Saatchi & Saatchi for initial use in 1978, it showed a