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Posts Tagged ‘England’

Brexit: To paraphrase words of Oliver Cromwell – ‘In the name of God, Go!’

By Hazel Speed The actual quote was ‘Depart I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!’

Does England need its own Leader and to Declare Independence?

Nick Stern/Banksy   By Hazel Speed The soap opera farce (Brexit), that the UK has become is a situation now beyond embarrassment and one which for many is turning to anger.

Is the media making Britain a laughing stock?

Chris Ratcliffe   By Hazel Speed I listened to BBC Radio 4 Analysis and have since learned that there are those who feel the content was unwise as well as unauthorised by the British Public.

NHS – English required to prove Nationality with Passport and Utility Bill

PA photo   By Hazel Speed There is a certain irony in this because for years, many English people have been annoyed that NHS Forms (and other Government ones), for the sake of political correctness, have not allowed Indigenous English people to say they are English but British, whereas all other UK and world nations […]

Should Mr Cameron be called to Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed How embarrassing, not only in front of European Countries, but now in respect of the whole world.

Is it time for England to declare Independence?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Oh to be a fly on the wall in respect of the meeting Mrs May is to have with the constituent countries of the UK.

Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar

By Hazel Speed 21st October 1805 When we walk by the great statues in various major cities, quite often, unless the person represented is known to us, usually through history, we could be going past without even a glance as to looking for a name or detail of subject matter.

Why Nicola Sturgeon should count her blessings

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed

The Last Night of the Proms – Post Brexit

Leon Neal/AFP   By Hazel Speed It is with great pride I write my own account of watching The Last Night of The Proms on BBC television this evening (Saturday 10th September 2016) – the 122nd such event since initiated by Sir Henry Wood, its Founder.

European Army

Hani Youssef   By Hazel Speed If it was not for the seriousness of the topic herein it would have been the source of a smile for those who voted for Brexit. The United Kingdom, apparently, would not ultimately be missed by the rest of Europe yet it will take the formation of an Army of […]

History or International Relations?

Reuters photo   By Ananya S Guha I remember in school in one of our units on World History we also had to study International Relations during the times of Bismarck or Hitler. And that for a class eleven students wasn’t that easy. But that was a part of World or European History today. Perhaps […]

The Changing Face of Britain: Islamophobia

  By Sabena Siddiqi Islamophobia is back again in British politics. More frequent attacks on mosques and gradual, growing support for far-right groups reminds us that anti-Muslim feeling is on the increase. The perspective on Islam has changed since 9/11, it is simply not so easy anymore for Muslims living in the West.

SUMMER READING BOOK REVIEW : BELINDA’S RINGS BY CORINNA CHONG

      On my flight to Ottawa for The Writer’s Union of Canada Conference, I took three personal travelling essentials: a notebook, my netbook and a novel to read while airborne. When you are trapped in an enclosed space with strangers for hours and suspended above the clouds, not only do  you need to […]

Children of Gaza and Israel: The True Casualties of War

By Val B. Russell The theater of war is for soldiers. Schools, playgrounds and residential neighborhoods are for children. It sounds quite simple doesn’t it? It isn’t, not by a long shot.

Is Slavery the cause of Africa’s underdevelopment?

  A case study of Nigeria By Ajise Vincent In the year 1442 the Portuguese started the transatlantic slave trade by taking solace along a settlement near the gulf of Guinea, now known as the present day Nigeria. There had already been slavery prior to the Portuguese invasion with men and women carted away following […]