The will of the people

The handwringing from some quarters, mostly right wing politicians and media outlets, following the acquittal of the ‘Colston 4’ on charges of criminal damage in Bristol, England this week has prompted a lot of debate. Back in June 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, a monument of 17th century slave trader EdwardContinue reading “The will of the people”

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

On a short holiday up to North Yorkshire, I’ve been eager to start using my National Trust membership again. For non-British readers, the National Trust is one of the main heritage charities in the UK that cares for hundreds of buildings, gardens, wildlife areas, coastline and historic houses across the country. It has recently beenContinue reading “The good, the bad, and the ugly.”