A Fanfare for Europe

Margaret Thatcher, with William Whitelaw and Peter Kirk.

In January 1973 Denmark, Ireland and the UK joined the European Union, joining Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The UK electorate were as divided then as they are now, although a largely north European trading bloc doesn’t seem too scary considering what it has now become. Continue reading A Fanfare for Europe

The Truth about Trump

A reader’s picture, July 2017.

A reader in the West Country has trumped me in the Bitters department. He sent this picture of two specimens that have eluded my collection. This reminds me that he alerted me to a lovely conspiracy theory that was doing the rounds among the in-crowd in the United States late last year. Continue reading The Truth about Trump