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Ending the anarchy

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Back in the 12th century the UK went through a traumatic period in its history, known as “the Anarchy” where two factions of the ruling Normans fought for control of the country, each supporting rival rulers.…

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The fall of the Roman Republic: Lessons for the modern world

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I stumbled on this youtube channel, Historia Civilis which, amongst other things, presents the fall of the Roman republic in quite an interesting and entertaining way. Worth a look, if you are a history buff. It occurred…

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A comment on mountain safety

Originally posted on daryanblog:
There’s been a string of tragic accidents on the Scottish mountains this winter. Which is a little strange given how there’s actually been very little snow and fairly mild conditions (climate change I suppose, rather that…

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Brexit: How a country lost its mind

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I know I keep banging on about brexit, but the thing is it will directly impact people in the UK and beyond (the joke goes an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Scot and an Ulsterman…

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Brexit and Immigration

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Brexit has been interpreted by Theresa May and the Tory party, as the UK voting to make itself poorer, in order to cut immigration. Of course, as I’ve pointed out before, this is a false narrative,…

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Brexit update: Running down the clock

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Recently the Guardian’s business editor Nils Pratley asked the question, when does the no deal panic start? One could ask the same question as regards Trump’s trade policy and the recent shutdown. Well in some respects,…

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Brexit madness and British delusions

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Ever since May’s defeat she, her cabinet and the right wing media, have been hinting about possible compromises from Brussels. They’ve suggested that in this stand off the EU will blink first. That the Irish will…

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