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  • Raising a toast to Ian Jack

    Raising a toast to Ian Jack

    At our last meeting, a pleasantly rambling conversation at a café on Highbury Corner, Ian Jack and I had started talking about family histories and writing about them.

    November 5, 2022
  • “I will do everything I can…” New UK PM Rishi Sunak promises Britain a hopeful future

    “I will do everything I can…” New UK PM Rishi Sunak promises Britain a hopeful future

    Newly elected UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak on Wednesday night attended a Diwali reception at 10, Downing Street and pledged to provide Britain with a hopeful future.

    October 27, 2022
  • Rishi Sunak firm favourite to become UK PM

    Rishi Sunak firm favourite to become UK PM

    His closest rival, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, dramatically pulled out of the race on Sunday evening, saying he has enough support but decided that it was not the right thing to do, the BBC reported.

    October 24, 2022
  • Anti-Labour Party

    Anti-Labour Party

    In politics, self-sabotaging acts are so common that they rarely surprise veteran observers. At the bitter root of most shoot-oneself-in-the-foot idiocies is stubborn blindness occurring when a leadership asserts its self-preservation over the good of Party members.

    October 22, 2022
  • Winter of discontent

    Winter of discontent

     On paper, the man who predicted everything that would go wrong with Ms Truss’ economic prescription for Britain, and which did go horribly wrong once she embarked on the path she had set out on, ought to be the front-runner to succeed her, especially as he did enjoy some support within the party.

    October 20, 2022
  • The colonialist and the revolutionary

    The colonialist and the revolutionary

    Francophone West Africa has for several years been beset by an Islamist insurgency that nations such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have failed to repel, despite international assistance.

    October 13, 2022
  • Liz Truss’s conservative government takes U-turns on plan to scrap 45p tax rate

    Liz Truss’s conservative government takes U-turns on plan to scrap 45p tax rate

    The British government has announced it will reverse plans to scrap the highest rate of income tax, following a major backlash to its proposed "growth plan".

    October 3, 2022
  • Moderniser who steered monarchy

    Moderniser who steered monarchy

    Elizabeth II inherited a monarchy whose political power had been steadily ebbing away since the 18th century but whose role in the public life of the nation seemed, if anything, to have grown ever more important.

    September 10, 2022
  • Nepal announces 3 days of national mourning over demise of Queen Elizabeth II

    Nepal announces 3 days of national mourning over demise of Queen Elizabeth II

    Recalling the State Visits of Queen Elizabeth to Nepal in 1961 and 1986, the President mentioned that the late Queen's contribution to strengthening the bond of the Nepal-UK relationship was immense.

    September 10, 2022
  • “Thank You” to my “darling mama”… King Charles III’s heartfelt tribute to Queen Elizabeth in his first address to nation

    “Thank You” to my “darling mama”… King Charles III’s heartfelt tribute to Queen Elizabeth in his first address to nation

    The king pledges to uphold her values and said that he will endeavour to serve the people with loyalty, respect and love.

    September 10, 2022
  • Britain’s new phase

    Britain’s new phase

    Suffice it is to register that British history has entered a new phase and the world must hope that the power vacuum will be filled.

    September 8, 2022
  • A market for English

    A market for English

    Parents in Uganda believe that in a country with multiple languages but no national language, English plays a crucially important integrative role.

    August 20, 2022
  • Slow Decline

    Slow Decline

     The distress is overwhelming not the least because such adverse developments have plagued the nation during a political vacuum.

    August 18, 2022
  • Why does Sunak attract an aspirational India?

    Why does Sunak attract an aspirational India?

    If Sunak doesn’t win his bid for the UK premiership, and Harris loses hers for the American presidency, they could be cast aside forever.

    August 8, 2022
  • Britain’s swing vote

    Britain’s swing vote

    Although both Mr Sunak and Ms Truss are considerably unpopular with the public as a whole, the former has a significant edge among swing voters.

    August 2, 2022
  • Contest in Britain

    Contest in Britain

    The current head of government, who was ousted by his own party following a string of scandals, will officially leave office the next day.

    July 24, 2022
  • Vicarious Pride

    Vicarious Pride

    Today, Asian ethnicity (particularly Indian) is punching above its weight, and Rishi Sunak is amongst the foremost names bandied to replace Boris Johnson.

    July 17, 2022