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Zalensky tells Putin – “we will be with gas, light , water and food – without you!”

“Troops are moving forward; they are not only gaining back territory but liberating people,” German Foreign Minister Baerbock said. “I think it’s really a moment of hope, even though maybe it’s a small moment of hope. This is what we … Continue reading

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The gap in our thinking on the cost of living.

As so often, the real story is in the image. Here the image of the winner focussing on the gap between her and the loser, perhaps the seat for Boris Johnson. For many, the disregard Liz Truss paid Rishi Sunak … Continue reading

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Harrowing times

Today is Easter Sunday, the day we remember as the culmination of Jesus’s passion. Today he is back living on earth after miraculously recovering from the mortal wound he received on the cross on Friday. Sunday and Friday are covered, … Continue reading

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Can demographics help us understand Putin’s game?

The following thread is from Simon Kuestenmacher Simon’s one of the clearest thinkers on Geography I’ve read, maybe because he writes like Abba sang, as a European in a second tongue (making his words stand out as each is thought … Continue reading

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Refugees in your Home

  If you are interested in getting on with helping refugees get rehoused , you may wish to get on with it. If so, there is a charity you can contact now which can help you. Thanks to Louise Inward … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Will and Testament

The Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, was born a serf and found limited freedom after being taken by his master to St Petersburg where a group of artists bought his freedom at the age of 34. He did not know true … Continue reading

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Priti Patel – if we care for Ukraine, we care for Ukrainians

I thought I could write a blog that pre-cursed the relaxation of visas for refugees. I called it UKrainians. I wrote a blog about Boris Johnson’s six point plan, it started by his call for humanitarianism. I took him at … Continue reading

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What’s the good of Boris Johnson’s 6 point plan for Ukraine?

Johnson is an ideas not a rules man. He came close to running out of ideas last month, because he broke so many rules, but there’s nothing like a foreign crisis to divert focus and Johnson has been busy reminding … Continue reading

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Life during wartime

A comment on yesterday’s blog on the impact of the Ukrainian war on our pensions Henry What was invested in your funds is no longer relevant – what is invested now is to all intents and purposes zero. So for … Continue reading

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The West must learn fortitude.

The world is living through a perilous moment. Ukrainians are offering it a lesson in fortitude. Birdsong above Kyiv. Soon, the curfew on the city will lift. And millions can emerge from their bunkers. From our conversations over this weekend, … Continue reading

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