Be very afraid

These are sombre times for humanity. Around the world the far right is on the march, funded and enabled by a terrifying coalition of mega-rich plutocrats, transglobal corporate sharks, autocratic …

UK election 2017

Anybody with a modicum of intelligence, a shard of conscience, an iota of good will, a cursory knowledge of history or just an atom or two of human decency will …

Not bad for 90

Where should Elizabeth II’s loyal subjects send birthday gifts? They’re spoiled for choice: BUCKINGHAM PALACE The 775-room London HQ of ‘The Firm’ was acquired by Elizabeth’s great-great-great-great-grandpapa George III (1738-1820) in 1761 …

Them

They came at night, dozens of them, yelling hate-filled obscenities as they smashed through the unlocked door of our remote cottage in the ‘Marches’. We were dragged from our beds, …

Ill bread

Humans have been turning cereals into flour and making bread for at least 30,000 years. After wheat and barley became the first plants to be domesticated 10,000 years ago, bread …