Clown Carts, Lettuces & Integrity

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The public can only watch the continued machinations in Westminster with horror. We can complain, but the many are at the total mercy of a tiny few. Only a few weeks ago Johnson couldn’t hold onto his cabinet. A proven liar and a lazy self-server, now he’s a hero in the wings. What utter crap. Integrity seems an old idea. …

Abolition of the Slave Trade

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August 23rd is UNESCO’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It commemorates the night in 1791 of the uprising in Haiti against the slave trade. This led to a 13 year war with France, and on the first day of Haiti’s independence, in 1804, slavery was totally outlawed. Of note, in 1777 the State …