Category Archives: Culture

Article 50 is a poisoned chalice – Don’t drink from it

Robert Henderson Those who think that British Europhile politicians   will  play fair if Britain votes to leave the EU in June will be horribly disappointed. The public may think that if the British people have voted to leave the EU … Continue reading

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 How England became the mother of modern politics

English exceptionalism – The political success of the English – Why was England so different? – The treatment of foreigners -The Free-Born Englishman – Equality and privilege -The mediaeval elite ideology -The Peasants’ Revolt -Anti-clericism -The Black Death -The limits … Continue reading

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The Archers: an everyday story of simple ever more absurd storylines folk

Robert Henderson What a remarkable place is  Ambridge. In an England experiencing  normal  rather dry winter weather Ambridge is in currently in  the grip of what one can only imagine is a  monsoon  that  has escaped from the tropics and … Continue reading

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The BBC and “coloured players“

Robert Henderson Twice in the past few days  two  interviewees from the football world  on Radio 5 have used the word coloured in connection with  black players  when discussing the possible introduction of the Rooney Rule into English football. The … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Games:  England should have many  more medals against their name

Robert Henderson Gratifying as the official success of the England team at the Commonwealth games –173 medals made up of 58 gold, 59 silver and 57 bronze medals – this underplays the scale of England’s dominance. Of the 19 gold … Continue reading

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English sport and the alien invasion

Robert Henderson In the past few weeks England have lost three times to the All Blacks at rugby and crashed out of the World Cup with only one point from their three pool games . This week  they lost for … Continue reading

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Would a libertarian society deprive individuals of cultural roots and collective identity?

There are many rooms in the libertarian  ideological house.  That fact often derails rational discussion of libertarian issues, but it need not be a problem in this instance because the question being asked is most  efficiently  examined   by testing  it … Continue reading

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