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Brother Ivo


A lecture delivered by the President of the Supreme Court explained why judges sometimes feel called upon to be more pro-active, and occasionally enter the public-political debate about ‘Justice in an age of Austerity’ (pdf). Read more of this post

National Distress (Hansard 1842)


In the House of Lords on May 26 1842, when debating The Queen’s letter, the following statement regarding national distress was made by Lord Kinnaird:

Stockport, in Cheshire, is one of the principal seats of the cotton manufacture, and a large portion of its population is dependent on that manufacture for support. During the last three years many failures among the mill-owners have occurred; but distress among the working people did not assume a very aggravated form until within the last eight months; since that time a large number of the manufacturing workmen, accustomed to constant industry, have been reduced by the stoppage of mills to want of employment, and to a dependence on legal or voluntary alms. Read more of this post

“Depart, I say”!


Politicians always try to curtail ‘freedom of expression’. They are aware that such freedom gives voice to a cynical electorate who believe their only motivations are self-interest and self-aggrandisement, in pursuit of their tax funded sinecures.

This cynicism being reflected in the many internet posts relating to the speech made by Oliver Cromwell when, in 1653, he dissolved The Long (Rump) Parliament. The following account – published in 1893 and much edited and abridged by me – is taken from Cromwell and The Parliament found in Historical Tales  by Charles Morris. Read more of this post

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Martin Widlake's Yet Another Oracle Blog

Oracle performance, Oracle statistics and VLDBs

The Land Is Ours

a Landrights campaign for Britain

The Bulletin

This site was created for members and friends of My Telegraph blog site, but anyone is welcome to comment, and thereafter apply to become an author.

TCWG Short Stories

Join our monthly competition and share story ideas...

The Real Economy

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Professor Mark Elliott

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