Basic principles Category

07/03/2021

The VC and GC awards for heroism

The Victoria Cross (VC), named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901), was instituted in 1856. It is a decoration…

22/02/2021

Table manners

“In Europe, people eat good food. In England people think that good manners at the table are…

17/10/2020

Individual liberty

London-born philosopher and social reformer John Stuart Mill (1806-73) published his most famous work, ‘On Liberty’ in…

17/07/2020

Family values

Any Briton who has looked into their family tree will know that until WW2 it was common…

09/06/2020

The Queen’s Honours List

The honours system recognises long-term service to the nation in the fields of charity, industry, the professions,…

13/05/2020

The R.S.P.B.

British concern for our fellow creatures extends not only to the furry kind but also the feathered…

19/04/2020

Private & Confidential

Putting ‘Private & Confidential‘ on an envelope indicates the nature of its contents ~ usually legal, financial…

29/03/2020

Fair trial

The right to a fair trial is one which applies not just in the courts but in…

07/03/2020

The News

News of the events of conflicts and natural disasters, as well as noteworthy deeds of royalty, politicians,…

21/02/2020

Equality

Britain is traditionally known for having an upper-middle-working class system, but during the two World Wars everyone…

06/02/2020

Donating to charity

Charities are big business in the UK today, with over 186,500 of them registered with the three…

06/01/2020

‘Sorry!’

Elton John sang ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’ (1976), but this is simply not applicable…