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Rugby League – Myth & Reality

  “Rugby League is a 13-a-side game played by white working-class males in the North of England. It is the dominant winter sport in the states of New South Wales and Queensland in Australia and is also popular in France, New Zealand. Fiji and Tonga despite playing second fiddle there to Rugby Union. It barely … Continue reading

Disputed U.S. elections – an old story

Although slavery was endemic in American society from the very first settlements in the 17th century the Civil War of 1861-65 promised a new beginning. The slave-owning Confederate states of the South surrendered to the Northern armies in 1865. Slavery had been abolished by the 13th Amendment to the constitution in 1863. The 15th Amendment … Continue reading

Ernest Bevin: Trade Unionist & Politician

When Winston Churchill was invited to form a government of National Unity on 10 May 1940, the day that the Nazis launched their offensive which was to reach the Channel coast within three weeks, the first name on the list of those he wished to serve in his cabinet was Ernest Bevin. This was truly … Continue reading

Statues – the great debate

  “Statues are about the present, not the past: they are about the values we want to celebrate through the people we regard as having represented them”, wrote Richard Evans in a recent issue of the “New Statesman”. The same is true of the names of streets and other public places. They reflect the values … Continue reading

Linfield FC and the ‘silly season’

July and August used to be known as the ‘silly season’ as parliament wasn’t sitting and there weren’t a lot of really serious stories in the media. Then you could expect to read stories in the press about donkeys in Spain or the to-ings and fro-ings of celebrities you may not even have heard of. … Continue reading

Third Way back Police Federation calls for protest restrictions

Third Way is backing the call by ordinary police officers to place a blanket ban on protests during the pandemic. The Police Federation of England & Wales asked Home Secretary Priti Patel to take action after officers were injured by those demonstrating against what they saw as attacks on British identity and history on Saturday. … Continue reading

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