The Iron Curtain crumbled in Eastern Europe. De Klerk took power in South Africa. The birth of the internet loomed…and the beginning of the end loomed for Mrs Thatcher.
Posts Tagged: First World War
The full text of David Cameron’s address at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery, near Mons in Belgium, this evening.
“This event had a massive impact on every community, on every family, in our country. It helped shape our world.”
“11 British and Commonwealth soldiers died for every metre of ground gained during the Somme.”
Recorded five years ago, the choir of Westminster Abbey sing a verse from Laurence Binyon’s famous poem ‘For the Fallen’.
And: Who would answer war’s call today? Cook-ing with Willetts. Winning medals in the EU Games. Plus: outrageous MPs.
Charlotte Leslie MP: ISIS. MH17. Boko Haram. There are more serious issues at stake than whether Ministers have bosoms.
Events around the world are a wake-up call from Westminster’s self-absorption.
Were it not for our differences over the EU, the country whose team won the World Cup yesterday could be our closest allies in Europe.
Lewis Baston: The election that never happened – after the events of this month, a hundred years ago
What would the result have been of a 1914/15 poll – in a Britain that sometimes seemed to be on the verge of civil war?
The latest review for our Film Club, a century after the start of the First World War: Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957).
Would the Conservatives survive an EU In/Out Referendum in one piece?
Our politicians have left a rhetorical vacuum into which nationalist politicians – Salmond and Farage – have moved.
Much of current controversy about the Education Secretary has its roots in his belief that he must push for change while he still can.
People of all political parties should commend Afzal Amin for his work on this project.
Putting politics aside, the latest production of Joan Littlewood’s famous play is timely and touching.