Bill’s Blog

The perils of populism. Farage/Reform as a clear and present danger

Well, we all had a good laugh, didn’t we? Farage’s ‘Our contract with you’ – a hoot, a joke, figures plucked from the air, nothing adding up, £50 billion plus £50 billion makes £150 billion, enormous tax cuts, huge spending cuts, smaller government but bigger prisons,...

“Men… go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”

Since discovering my family’s involvement in the Great War, I have researched and written about war for something like twenty years now. Sometimes I write about a regiment moving there, or a soldier dying there, a trench lost, a battle won. I always endeavour to...

A few random thoughts

The continued robust, and with some faiths, aggressive existence of organised religion has been one of the great disappointments of my life. When I was little, my parents dutifully took us to church, St Thomas with St Stephen Church, Telford Avenue, Streatham, every...

A few random thoughts

The continued robust, and with some faiths, aggressive existence of organised religion has been one of the great disappointments of my life. When I was little, my parents dutifully took us to church, St Thomas with St Stephen Church, Telford Avenue, Streatham, every...

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