Monthly Archives: June 2022

The end of a populist Prime Minister

Anyone who cares to read The Great Outsider: The Life of David Lloyd George, Roy Hattersley’s account of the life of the last Liberal prime minister, is led to the unmistakable conclusion that Lloyd George was not a pleasant man. … Continue reading

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Run down

Somewhere, there is a photograph of me on a French Mediterranean beach in early- August 1989. It was the height of summer, the autoroutes that brought us from the Channel port had been filled with traffic moving at walking pace. … Continue reading

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A magical mystery Tor

My friend thinks Glastonbury is a magical place, she is not alone in her opinion. The walls of a circular room at the county museum in Taunton are inscribed with comments on Somerset and its people. Quotes from famous writers … Continue reading

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