Fifty years ago, when I was a young adult, my recollection (and I hope I’m not looking through rose-tinted spectacles) is that our country was mostly courteous, tolerant and compassionate. And certainly my generation, as we grew up, was taught that it was our responsibility to look after those less fortunate than ourselves. How did that all change?
Update: Please do listen to what Dutch MEP Rob Roos has said very recently about this issue, by clicking on the link. And then let me know what you think!
These products are not safe. And, just as importantly, they aren’t effective either. They do not prevent you getting it. They do not prevent you from passing it on. And they represent very real and extremely serious threats to your health and to the health of those you love!
All funeral services reveal something of their designer’s hand, and we know that Her late Majesty the Queen was involved in every detail of her own service.
If you’d asked me when I started writing for this site in April 2019 whether I would find myself writing an article on how hereditary monarchy could be justified, I’d have answered: ‘No. Never’. So here it is.
In July 2003, when I was Director of The Historic Churches Preservation Trust, I had to organise a celebration of the Trust’s 50th anniversary. Our Patron was Her Majesty the Queen. The photo above was taken on that occasion. Many people meet the Queen, but few are lucky enough to spend more than 15 minutes in her company, as I did then