Category: POLITICS & ECONOMICS

How Britain Ends

Nigel Beevor
How Britain Ends, by Gavin Esler

In discussing “How Britain Ends”, Esler reminded the audience that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland use a proportional voting system rather than FPTP. He said that the only European nations using FPTP were the UK and (strangely) Belarus.

EUROPEAN TRAVEL

Pride of Kent Detained

Charlotte Mbali
MS Pride of Kent entering Calais Harbour

P&O ferry “Pride of Kent” has been detained after the new crew failed safety tests. It was also discovered that the equipment didn’t work.

Holodomor

Mike Phillips
Mother with her starving children

In the spring of 1933, 17 people died of hunger every minute, more than 1 000 every hour, and almost 24 500 every day.