Tag: politics

Imperfect peace is better than war

The political “crisis’ or the wile handlin’ in political circles in Northern Ireland last week was unedifying. Anyone who has followed closely the process that has taken us from the... Read more

Margaret Thatcher

On my first birthday- 4th May 1979- Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister. In the thirty-four years since, Britain has been shaped more by Mrs Thatcher than by anyone else in peacetime. For good or... Read more

Vince Cable; wise man or panderer?

In my eyes, Vince Cable has never been the wise sage of the economy that others portrayed him. This was apparent again recently when hearing his pronouncements on the need for “Plan A+”;... Read more

Whose nation is it anyway?

Friday was St David’s Day as one of my colleagues reminded me by bringing Welsh cakes into the office. It got me thinking about nationality and the labels we place on people. I was born in... Read more