“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
The political fallout from this bloody battle of attrition did more to enhance British prospects of victory than the actual fighting.
Subadar Khudadad Khan was one of the 400,000 Muslims who volunteered to serve the Empire during the First World War.
How can the Chancellor keep a straight face while spouting this nonsense?
A modicum of sensitivity at Westminster might have seen the Easter Rising fizzle out. Ireland might have evolved peacefully into a self-governing Commonwealth ally.
The service and sacrifice of a century ago has much to teach us today.
And on 1st July 1916, men who went over the top on that first morning of the battle of the Somme kicked their precious footballs before them.
As our protectors fought for us a century ago, so their descendants defend us today.
A hundred years ago, the Great War had just started and little did the people of that time know how tragic it would be.
The distinctive characteristic of these new Pink Zones is that they will be designed to work from the bottom up – not the top down
For fewer accidents, less energy consumption, more tourism and brighter evenings, we should put them forward an extra hour all year round.
The final irony is that those who dislike the Establishment are dancing to the very tune, played expertly by Alex Salmond, against which they think they are revolting.
Coming Soon: Politicos Guide to the General Election. Top 100 Most Influential People on the Right. And: In honour of Clifford Norden, who died in World War One.
Plus: Exam results – my story. The BBC’s hypocrisy over Janice Atkinson. And my great-uncle, killed in action ten days before the end of World War One.
Few questions do more to test and clarify arguments than ‘what about?’ – especially when it comes to matters of foreign policy.