Robert Runcie MC, Great Britain becomes a traitor

Robert Runcie spent his entire life serving Great Britain. During the second world war he saw action as a tank commander throughout Europe, demonstrating outstanding bravery on two occasions in March 1945 that would earn him the Military Cross. Despite heavy and sustained enemy fire the young Lieutenant ignored overwhelming danger and rescued a crew… Continue reading Robert Runcie MC, Great Britain becomes a traitor

Conservatism is easy

It’s always been easy, conservatism. Not much thought has ever been required to identify with its principles, policies or morality. The way that almost everything can be simplified into channels of right and wrong provides a tempting path for those wishing to easily convince themselves of their fortitude. There’s plenty of company too, family, friends… Continue reading Conservatism is easy

Sgt Steve Roberts

I was thinking about Sgt Steve Roberts this morning, the soldier from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment who died in Iraq because he didn’t have body armour to protect him. What upsets me most about his death is the waste involved, his life was simply squandered due to a lack of resources. He didn’t die… Continue reading Sgt Steve Roberts

Shoot yourself, Dick

My heart bled this morning as I read a newspaper article about Dick Cheney accidentally shooting a friend during a Quail hunting trip. Apparently it was one of the worst days of his life, and that he will never forget the image of his friend falling to the ground. Poor Dick, what a dreadful experience,… Continue reading Shoot yourself, Dick

Religion in politics

“Today, millions of Americans are saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo. The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in favour of life.” – President George W Bush. Fine words coming from a man… Continue reading Religion in politics

Piety Bliar is stuck for words

In keeping with his spineless character, Piety Blair is keeping his gob well and truly shut over the US Presidential election. He has quite rightly faced criticism from John Kerry on his lack of support for the Democrats, a party which Labour should instinctively support. Piety has manoeuvred himself into an awkward position in not… Continue reading Piety Bliar is stuck for words