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Michael Heseltine – Rebalancing the British Economy

12 June House of Commons Robert Henderson Michael Heseltine was the sole speaker.  He has recently submitted a government-commissioned report No Stone Unturned (http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/BISCore/corporate/docs/N/12-1213-no-stone-unturned-in-pursuit-of-growth.pdf). It was unusually depressing fare,  because like the later Bourbons Heseltine has forgotten nothing and learned … Continue reading

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Human Accomplishment and the English

Robert Henderson In his book “Human Accomplishment” the American Charles Murray calculates the contribution to civilisation made by individuals throughout history up until 1950. To give his calculations as much objectivity as possible he measures the amount of attention given … Continue reading

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The globalist lies about the British job market

Robert Henderson One of the great lies of the modern liberal is that in developed countries such as Britain unskilled  and low skilled jobs are a rapidly shrinking commodity.  Daniel Knowles of the Daily Telegraph  was at it  on 17 … Continue reading

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Patriotism is not an optional extra

Robert Henderson Contents 1. What is patriotism? 2. The roots of patriotism 3. Nations are tribes writ large 4. The importance of a national territory 5. The democratic value of nations 6. What the individual owes to the nation 7. … Continue reading

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Notable English technologists and inventors

Thomas Savery (1650-1715). Invented the first commercial steam engine -a steam pump.  Thomas  Newcomen (1663-1729).  Improved Savery’s engine by  introducing the piston.   Richard  Trevithick  (1771 – 1833). Invented the  high  pressure  steam engine. Built the first steam locomotive. George Stephenson … Continue reading

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Human accomplishment and the English

Robert Henderson In  his  book  “Human  Accomplishment”   the  American  Charles  Murray calculates  the  contribution  to  civilisation  made  by   individuals throughout  history  up until 1950.  To give his calculations  as  much objectivity  as possible he measures  the amount of attention given  … Continue reading

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England and the rejection of violence

Why was England so different from other countries in its political, social and economic  development?  How was it that only in England did parliamentary government evolve and the one and only bootstrapped industrial revolution arise?  Perhaps much of the  answer  lies  in the … Continue reading

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