2 02, 2021

Start the Week brings back memories of Oxford in the eighties . Contrasting realities for Robert Maxwell with running a small business

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Gill and I in the unventilated basement.  Compare it with Maxwell's council house,  Headington Hall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rtxv?f Good programme about Robert Maxwell who rented Headington Hall from Oxford City Council for £7,500 in 1978 http://www.headington.org.uk/history/listed_buildings/headhillhall.htm? Before we set up at the

6 01, 2021

Hong Kong today…The pendulum swings to the era of show trials. The first leader of the Democracy Movement in Brushstrokes in Time .

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/06/dozens-of-hong-kong-pro-democracy-figures-arrested-in-sweeping-crackdown This is so sad because the political pendulum is swinging back towards Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I have been interested in China from childhood and studied some modules of Chinese history at college when that was rare. When I met

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