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- robin fairlie on Dec 09, 6:43 PM
Both Brian and Timothy Weakley have expressed sympathy with my objection, as a Scot resident in England, to being disenfranchised . Both go on to say ...
- Stephen Gash on Dec 08, 1:45 PM
John Miles. Curiously, your attitude is not reciprocated by the Scots, especially the "good luck" part.. Brian writes: I don't think such a sweeping generalisation ...
- john miles on Dec 08, 11:46 AM
We can all bang about what we'd like Scotland to do, or what we think they ought to do. But it's their decision - I'm ...
- Timothy Weakley on Dec 06, 4:36 PM
Two things I should have added. One: although I haven't seen the SNP's 600-page manifesto, I gather that it is progressive and left-of-centre in tone, ...
- Timothy Weakley on Dec 06, 3:24 PM
To Robin Fairlie: I sympathise with your annoyance about not being able to vote in the independence referendum, but how would you arrange matters administrativel y ...
- carl king on Dec 09, 4:05 AM
dear sirs my son was given a ipp sentence and his probation officer stated in her report that he was not a dangerous but this ...
- Tony Carleton on Dec 02, 6:04 PM
Absolutely facinating. My mother Pat (though christened as Minnie) Carleton - nee Tyndall, was one of the sisters of John's wife Mary. I would be ...
- carol betts on Oct 20, 12:55 PM
Great story I am a descendent of Henry Chapman who's son John came to New South Wales it is great to read the history of ...
- Oliver Miles on Nov 28, 4:16 PM
An example of Rifkind's sharpness in earlier times. He became a minister of state at the FCO when I was head of the department dealing ...
- David Skinner on Nov 19, 12:42 AM
Sir Brian I loved the comment about Colonel Blimp. I must obviously be turning into one myself. But I only stayed alive by being ...
- David Campbell on Nov 18, 8:04 PM
Malcolm Rifkind's performance is extraordinarily disappointing. As a young MP he was innovative, witty and light of touch. Age seems to have made him a ...
- ObiterJ on Nov 13, 10:38 PM
Interesting observations. I have linked to your post via my blog at http://obiterj. blogspot.co.uk/ 2013/11/newspap ers-spooks-nake d-man-pcso-and. html. Brian writes: Thank you for this link. I enjoyed reading your own ...
- David Skinner on Nov 12, 7:03 PM
Sir Brian We can agree that questioning was polite- so it should be, especially if a private session is to follow. We are again differing ...
- George Gilleland on Nov 15, 4:06 PM
After my brother told me about your blog I read it with interest as I shared the war experiences with my family. I remember the ...
- Albert .E.Gilleland on Nov 14, 5:11 PM
Reading Janes comments on the bombing of Lyham rd, Brixton brought back vivid memories of that night. we lived at 147 Lyham rd. not far ...
- Gavin on Oct 27, 6:24 PM
I think I must have commented a year ago that I agreed with what you said about the Mitchell affair. I never understood why the ...
- john miles on Oct 23, 9:17 PM
One or two questions I don't know the answers to. Roughly what percentage of our bills goes to developing green sources? 0.5%? 5%? 50%% Are ...
- Oliver Miles on Oct 20, 2:51 PM
I was expecting that the immediate response to Ed Miliband's promise to freeze energy bills for 20 months would be the obvious one – that ...
- Clive Workington on Sep 24, 8:42 AM
OK I read all the arguments, and especially for the families of the prisoners, I empathise with you. However, I am a victim of an ...
- Michael Hornsby on Sep 15, 4:25 PM
The Blitz article in last Friday's FT was certainly a fascinating read. A Focus feature in today's Sunday Times is along similar lines. Common ground ...
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The Cornwells: a family history (7 comments)
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