Manifestos of the 1980s didn’t have environment sections, and no one mentioned mental health in the elections of the 1990s.
What about us?
Boris sucks in words from all other stories, leaving only the great Bojo show on the news.
This is typed from the same desk as my first column for a newspaper, written 18 years ago. I look up and there is the same view of Loch Tay. In the foreground a burn and some trees, then a field, patchy with reeds. Then the loch water, with a pattern of light that is never the same across the surface. And then the hills to the south.
The Cricket World Cup drama on BBC radio was bliss.
Occasionally refugees get stuck at airports –passports no longer valid, they become stranded in diplomatic limbo among the duty-free.
I have relatives who toasted white supremacists of the US south. The moment occurred decades ago, according to a family tale, a story only recounted once, and in disgust. That it was all a long time ago is the point – we forget our sins.
I suppose we should call it the second English revolution. Just as you thought the events of the first English revolution mid-17th Century were ancient history, they come right back into focus.
Thousands marched to protest about Donald Trump’s suspect election and anarchic presidency yet we learn the Brexit vote was corrupt and the streets are empty.
Britain is debating with itself over Brexit. So says Leo Varadkar, the Irish Taoiseach.