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Myles Harris is the editor of the Salisbury Review. Well struck in years, he remembers when hangings were announced in received English by a man wearing a bow tie on the BBC Home Service, midwives rode bicycles, Lady Almoners looked after the deserving poor in hospitals and children were separated by the 11 plus into sheep and goats. Since then except for painless dentistry, he has seen little improvement.

Squire Haggard’s Journal.

10th December 2016 0

Squire Haggard’s Journal was conceived when I was a young reporter on the Northampton Chronicle and Echo in 1943. Our weekly companion paper The Northampton Mercury and Herald boasted the oldest complete files in Europe, […]

A New Mental Disorder; Trumpsteria.

26th November 2016 1

Bush Derangement Syndrome. A mental disorder first described by Charles Krauthammer in 2003 in which victims suffered an acute onset of paranoia about George W Bush; A conviction that all the evil in the world was due to him, from […]

Canada abandons Free Speech

9th November 2016 6

The Canadian legislature is to make it an criminal offence to discriminate against transgender people and other people of differing sexual orientation, such as lesbian, trans, questioning etc. The question has been raised among academics whether using  the pronouns ‘he’, ‘she’ etc […]

Heathrow; The graveyard of the May administration?

25th October 2016 7

Mrs May’s decision to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow may prove fatal to her administration. Her government is weak by constantly attempting to be all things to all men, and this decision shows how much she in thrall to powerful business […]

Peter Mullen; Mother Theresa Mark II

1st August 2016 1

Our saintly new prime minster has promised to end slavery and trafficking not only in Britain but she has set up a fund – personally to be paid for by the taxpayer – to combat […]

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