Unfinished masterpieces?

I have recently discovered to my great relief that I am in good company when it comes to producing unfinished… works.  Whether they could ever have been masterpieces I cannot say.  I now know that many authors begin books and do not finish them.  It is amazing the...

Project Fear? Is that another name for Christianity?

During the EU Referendum campaign, the term ‘Project Fear’ was frequently used by the Leave campaign to describe the position taken by the Remain campaign, as they so emphasised the dangers to our economy of a departure from the EU.  Sometimes the term was used the...

What makes a Versailles a good historical drama?

As I mentioned in a recent blog, I have been watching the current BBC series Versailles.  In general it has not been received well by the critics.  I think they have been a little hard on it. They say it is too confusing.  I agree that there are lots of characters and...

Are you learning your lessons?

It has been said that if we fail to learn from the mistakes of the past, we will keep on repeating them.   I fear that may be true.  I remember a debate in Parliament about Northern Ireland, when David Steele, a Scot, said, 2the trouble with the Irish is that they...

What else happened at the Somme?

There has been a lot to remind us that this is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.  Or the First Battle of the Somme to be precise.  There were two during the First World War.  This thought reminded me that there have been several other battles fought very near...