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Aspects for the week beginning 5 May 2019

UK Politics The people have spoken this week, and pronounced that the political system as we know it is indeed, as we suspected, broken.  The two main parties have suffered a severe dent in popularity, for various reasons.  They have declared it is because of Brexit, but there are other factors.  Meanwhile, the Lib Dems […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 21 April 2019

Notre-Dame One of the greatest and most beautiful Cathedrals in the world, Notre-Dame in Paris, was shockingly partially destroyed by fire on Monday evening.  The next day, as the damage was assessed, new hope arose and its rebuilding was pledged. It is an incomprehensible marvel to contemplate how such an edifice was created over its […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 7 April 2019

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama Book Review “When they go low we go high” ~ Michelle Obama, 2016 I have had this book sitting in a pile, waiting its turn, since Christmas, and have just finished it, I am glad to say.  So here is the evangelical book review:  if you have it on your book […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 24 March 2019

Jacinda Ardern “We are One” ~ Jacinda Ardern On Friday 15th March in Christchurch New Zealand, a white supremacist opened fire in two mosques, killing 50 worshippers.  The 38 year old Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern immediately stepped up to the plate in this crisis.  Her words were exactly on point, and reminded […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 17 March 2019

Greta Thunberg “Skolstrejk for Klimatet” School Strike for the Climate Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this week, a week which saw the second day of school strikes on behalf of the climate (a month after the first) in the U.K, with similar action around the world.  She began this […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 24 February 2019

The Independence Group Last Monday we were driving to Leicester and it was suddenly announced that a group of Labour MPs were lining up for a Press Conference, which helped to while away the journey.  We were riveted as we listened to each one and their reasons for leaving the Labour Party and their hopes […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 9 December 2018

Question Time Question Time has been an enduring institution at the BBC since it began on 25th September 1979, as a spin off of the radio programme Any Questions (itself an enduring institution since 12th October 1948).  David Dimbleby hosts his final edition of the show this coming Thursday, 13th December, while this week it […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 25 November 2018

Protests in France “There is no place for violence in the [French] Republic.” ~ Emmanuel Macron French citizens have had enough this week of footing the bill over fuel, and keeping Emmanuel Macron in the luxurious style of a would be Napoleon IV.  Even acknowledging the justification of their cause, and knowing the propensity of […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 18 November 2018

Brexit Update No. 4 “Shortly after eight in the morning came the first resignation.  Someone no one had ever heard of quitting a job no one knew he had.” – Jon Crace This is at least my fourth piece about Brexit, which is not bad considering I studiously avoid the subject… Theresa May It was […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 14 October 2018

Jamal Khashoggi The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi seemingly within the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul remains a mystery.  It has been claimed that the Saudi Arabian journalist was killed inside the embassy, as he did not emerge.  Khashoggi was a long term critic of the Saudi regime, on issues such as women’s rights and the […]

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