03 March 2016 Did Caesar Play The Bagpipes? The background to the Ides of March By Chin Chin “O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!” The words of MacDuff echo across the hills and vales of Scotland. Never a laird’s hall, never a shepherd’s croft but the dismal news strikes… Continue reading Issue 43: 2016 03 03: Did Caesar Play the Bagpipes? (Chin Chin)
Issue 20:2015 09 17:letters
17 September 2015 Letter Time is running out in the Middle East Sir John Watson’s article was educational for those of us sketchy about the last days of General Gordon. But I am uncomfortable about the parallels he draws with the current Middle East situation. Gordon was in the Sudan on British government business and… Continue reading Issue 20:2015 09 17:letters
Issue 19: 2015 09 10: Week in Brief: UK NEWS
10 September 2015 Week in Brief: UK NEWS ROYAL RECORD: Yesterday Her Majesty the Queen became the longest ruling British monarch, passing Queen Victoria who ruled from 1837 to 1901. MIGRANTS: Responding to public pressure, including pressure from the Archbishop of Canterbury and a number of senior Conservative politicians, Mr Cameron has indicated that… Continue reading Issue 19: 2015 09 10: Week in Brief: UK NEWS
Issue 9: 2015 07 02:The Refugee Crisis; Any Solutions?
2 July 2015 The Refugee Crisis; Any Solutions? by Neil Tidmarsh The migrant crisis intensified this week, with violent scenes in Calais, registration procedures breaking down in Greece and Italy and the World Food Programme running out of funds to feed Syrian refugees in Jordan. Last Wednesday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that… Continue reading Issue 9: 2015 07 02:The Refugee Crisis; Any Solutions?