Month: November 2020

MPs Leaping off the Gravy Train

Perhaps fearing the long arm of the law, old-Etonian Boris Johnson faces a Tory uprising as 50 MPs join new resistance group. The embattled public schoolboy faces another Tory uprising as 50 MPs join a new resistance group calling for an end to coronavirus lockdown measures.

Not a Country of Sissies

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says the severity of the coronavirus pandemic is exaggerated, urging his compatriots to stop being sissies in the face of Covid-19 and pointing out that ‘all of us are going to die one day.’ The is growing cynicism over the profits to be made […]

WWI: Soldiers’ Leisure and Feasts in the Rear

On November 11, 1918, the Compiègne Agreement was signed in northern France, which ended the First World War (1914 – 1918), or, as it was then called, the Great War. For that time, it was the most massive and bloody military conflict of all the previous 15 thousand conflicts known: 38 states, having mobilized 68 million people, fought for economic dominance and territory for more than four years.

Everyone has a book in them

MICHAEL WALSH the award-winning author is also a highly regarded ghost-writer. Most writers engage a ghost (a professional writer) who will bring their books to retail standards. The ghost’s fees are recoverable through their book royalties. Eighty percent of celebrity memoirs and forty percent of conventional books are ghost-written.