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- 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 ...
- Brian on Dec 01, 10:53 PM
The discussion here is becoming tediously repetitive. The serious propositions in my original post have been effectively hi-jacked by a small number of contributors exhibiting ...
- Stephen Gash on Dec 01, 8:45 PM
Robin. SNP MPs are as rare as hen's teeth. Nevertheless, Scots-led Labour gave Scots their 1997 referendum with no electoral mandate from the Scottish electorate. ...
- Independent England on Dec 01, 8:36 PM
robin fairlie I don't hate the Scots but I doubt many if any English people 'hate' the Scots. I don't hate the French the Americans ...
- robin fairlie on Dec 01, 7:57 PM
Can a mere Scot (who is also British, and very, very proud of it) get a word in without being shouted down by some of ...
- Stephen Gash on Nov 30, 1:26 PM
Brian, You were the one who suggested my comment expressed 'rancid antipathy' to the Scots. To twist it around to make it look like I ...
- 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 ...
- Peter Harvey on Sep 14, 8:11 PM
I have posted a link to this on Diplotaxis, for the education of would-be Spanish diplomats. http://www.dipl otaxis.com/inde x.php/news/133- brian-barder-sy ria-the-us-and- russia-remember -kosovo.html Brian writes: Thank you for this, Peter. I ...
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