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PUT THE GENERALS IN THE DOCK

PUT THE GENERALS IN THE DOCK

PUT THE GENERALS IN THE DOCK The buck stops at the top; that is the accepted chain of responsibility and accountability in organisations, institutions and in life. Slobodan Milosevic,  David Duckenfield,  Ratko Mladic : what links these names is that all were indicted for unlawful killings which

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OCTOBER 5th -WHAT WAS IT ALL ABOUT?

OCTOBER 5th -WHAT WAS IT ALL ABOUT?

British civil rights – that’s what we were agitating and marching for in 1968. The demand was for the same citizenship rights   as those enjoyed in Carlisle or Exeter, Reading or Inverness.  With unemployment figures, ranked among the highest in Europe, local authority housing denied to the

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WELCOME SORCHA

 Sorcha Óg You arrived Sorcha with the dawn on the fifteenth of June, another bairn for Scotland, a sister for Leo and Senan, a daughter for Jen and Neill , another grandchild, a   burst of radiance  in this gilded summer. Your Gaelic name means ‘light’ and you

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DEVASTATION OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

DEVASTATION OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Growing up in Ireland, the Paupers’ Field and the Polo Field were our childhood play areas. As children, the emotional overtones did not register with us nor did any real distinction occur between the  two grounds. Seventy years later , I find those memories strangely relevant to

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Donald – a Tullibody Inspiration

Reaching out to people and touching their lives, is not instinctive human activity. It is learned and practiced behaviour. Not all of us are capable of committing to it nor, indeed, do we   wish to have  any appreciable level of involvement in the lives of others.  Only

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