Lord Soley

The Middle East

Lord Soley

There are some deeply worrying reports coming from the Palestine/Israel talks in the US. Simon Tisdall writing in the Guardian today (Tuesday 5th October) suggests the talks are likely to end in failure. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/oct/04/israel-palestine-peace-collapse It is getting hard to see how we can maintain even a semblance of peace in the region especially as other…

Party Conference Season

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  I always think the start of the Party conference season is a bit like the 12th of August when the shooting season begins – or perhaps like the British Raj in India departing to Simla to avoid then summer heat! In any event it has become an established part of our political calendar and it…

Age and wisdom

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  I was talking to an Ambassador at the Labour Party conference and he said he was saddened about the ever lower age of British political leaders. He said he had always associated Britain with wise statesmanship and that the younger age of Prime Ministers meant we were no longer getting this.  There have been…

Stephen Hawkins and God

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Stephen Hawkins is not only a great scientist but also a really good communicator. You may agree or disagree with his assessment on the origin of the universe but it makes compelling reading. I will be buying and reading the book as soon as I can. I have to declare my own view. I have…

Home education

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I have to return to this subject as I am sure it will resurface when the House comes back in October. Indeed it may come back when the Commons returns in September Those many well meaning people who wrote voracious comments on this a few months ago do need to look at the report on…