BBC2’s Documentary yesterday evening on how The Holocaust began was a chilling watch. Historian James Bulgin, who created the Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, investigated a story left unexplored for over 80 years. During the Second World War, before the creation of the death camps and gas chambers, millions of men, women andContinue reading “Collaborators”


Is Britain a better or worse place compared to when the Queen came to the throne in 1952..? Better – 38% Worse – 30% Neither – 17% So were the results of a YouGov poll published on 30 May 2022 ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. But how could nearly 40% of people surveyedContinue reading “Nostalgia”


Should we actually be surprised that Russia under President Putin invaded Ukraine? It seems to have come as a surprise to some, but I think, arguably, it shouldn’t have been. What might history tell us? Putin, I think, views the world purely through what is in the Russian interest and that interest is as muchContinue reading “Geopolitik”