Tag Archives: English language

Shamocracy – The Tories give a whole new meaning to democracy

If you won’t vote for an elected mayor have an unelected one Robert Henderson The Tories are currently bleating their heads off about how they  are all for bringing  politics and the exercise of  political  power to the people. Local … 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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PC World: Playing a little game with the politically correct

Robert Henderson I have recently had an interesting experience in  a university chat room.  As might be expected in these pc times, the contributors are overwhelmingly “right on”, positively dripping with mantras about the joy of diversity and the blissful … Continue reading

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You have to understand religion and the religious mentality to understand history

Robert Henderson YouGov have just undertaken a poll on behalf of the Oxford University Education Department to judge the attitude  of people in England to the teaching of  Religious Education (RE).  (http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_releases_for_journalists/121126.html). The support for such teaching was strong: “In … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I’s speech at Tilbury before the defeat of the Armada

Delivered by Elizabeth to the land forces assembled at Tilbury (Essex) to repel the anticipated invasion of the Spanish Armada, 1588. “My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that we are careful of our safety, to take heed … Continue reading

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The gratuitous denigration of things English – the reign of Elizabeth I

Robert Henderson Allan Massie, a Scot be it noted, decided to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II  with a deprecating piece on her great predecessor and namesake, Elizabeth I designed to pour  cold water on the idea that … Continue reading

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The English in North America – Locating the Hidden Diaspora

http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/browse/ne/uninews/searchenglish  Locating the Hidden Diaspora In search of the English Historians at Northumbria University are embarking on a groundbreaking project to explore why “Englishness” has been overlooked in America, while other ethnic groups are celebrated and well-known. Englishness as an … Continue reading

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