The Last Tweet

As the @EU_Commission Twitter account reminded us today, thirty three years ago the Berlin wall fell and the collapse of Soviet rule began, but I heard no news coverage of those 1989 events for I lived behind four walls in a monastery. There was no internet in those days, nor did we have TV, nor … More The Last Tweet

March to #RejoinEU

The current rapid collapse of the Truss government represents the true failure of the vested financial interests that produced Brexit. The March for Rejoin in London on Saturday 22 October is the first real opportunity to display the people’s true feelings about having their freedom of movement cancelled by their own Parliament. Hopefully it will … More March to #RejoinEU

The peasants’ revolt: choosing the right pitchfork

The Peasants’ Revolt, also called Wat Tyler’s Rebellion, in 1381 was the first great rebellion in English history. The cause was the imposition of the unpopular poll tax of 1380, which was a response to huge economic discontent. The participants included well-to-do artisans and villeins as well as the poor. The main grievance of the agricultural … More The peasants’ revolt: choosing the right pitchfork