Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Six of the Best 457

Stephen's Liberal Journal lists the surprising number of MPs who lost their lives on active service during the First World War. Valentine Fleming (Conservative MP for Henley when he was killed on the Western Front in May 1917) was the father of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

Some commentators and Labour activists are convinced that Nick Clegg will lose Sheffield Hallam at the next general election. A Brief History of Liberty shows them why this is extremely unlikely.

On Conservative Home, Joe Armitage claims slavish politicians are robbing his generation to appease older voters.

"Even some of his supporters seem to consider that a strong argument for Boris as leader is simply that it would make politics more interesting. It would surely be good if more people engaged with politics, but the idea that we should therefore recruit a showman to entertain us seems like a leap of illogic too far. It’s not as if leaders require any substance to back up the media-friendly persona. You might as well put CoCo the clown in charge." Alex's Archives refuses to succumb to Borismania.

Krulwich Wonders explains how to cross five international borders In one minute without sweating.

IanVisits takes an unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island.

1 comment:

asquith said...

Richard Sharpe once made a rather implausible escape from Foulness, pausing only to woo his future wife. In "Sharpe's Regiment".