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Not Just Talking the Talk: Sir Hillary Beckles at the House of Commons on Reparations

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY PROFESSOR SIR HILARY BECKLES, CHAIRMAN OF THE CARICOM REPARATIONS COMMISSION, HOUSE OF COMMONS, PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, COMMITTEE ROOM 14, THURSDAY

D. Désir’s Note: Following delivery of his speech on Reparations at the House of Commons, Sir Beckles received a standing ovation. 2,471 more words

UK Economy Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

The United Kingdom is no longer in Recession. It was announced today that the country’s Economy has risen to levels before the Financial Down turn took place with the Economy rising by 0.8%. 199 more words

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Fan Girl Friday

Happy Friday! It has been one, long, HOT week here in the Middle of America. But I’ve found some cool treats to help us chill… 244 more words

Lovers, not fighters: British and French women cross the Channel in debate over whose men are more desirable

The English woman’s view…

Back in my salad days, I wrote an admiring article about French perfume editor Frederic Malle, a man who combines the dashing demeanour of a ’40s fighter pilot with the world’s most beguiling brain. 1,096 more words

Life

25/7/1914 The Russians spring into action

In Tsarskoe Selo, Tsar Nicholas himself chairs a meeting of the Council of Ministers. A partial mobilisation of the military districts facing Austria-Hungary is agreed. The council also agrees a range of other measures, including the declaration of a Period Preparatory to War as part the readying of the vast nation’s army for action. 76 more words

1914

25/7/1914 The British Foreign Secretary goes fishing

Many in Britain are still unaware of the gravity of the European situation. Not so Sir Eyre Crowe, a senior Foreign Office official, who believes that a general European conflict is very likely, unless Britain declares that it will side with France and Russia if war breaks out. 106 more words

1914

Rocking in Britain by Bob Morritt

‘Rocking in Britain’ is the authentic Rock Bible for all self-respecting Rock fans in Britain and indeed in the world.

Why did Dame Cilla Black (OBE) fail her first audition despite being backed by none other than John Lennon and the Beatles? 137 more words

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