29 08, 2019

How can we recover ‘civic’ dialogue ?

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Letters to the press|0 Comments

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/27/dont-interfere-with-brexit-archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-told With the Archbishop chairing one hopes that the language will be respectful. How has our political language become so debased?  The Sun and Fox News have had the lowest standards for ever but in government and society as a

3 06, 2019

Thirty years ago today !

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: China, Art & History|0 Comments

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-48476879/tiananmen-s-tank-man-the-image-that-china-forgot In China it is dangerous to mourn the students who died in the Tiananmen Square 30 years ago today. Even more citizens of Beijing died trying to stop the tanks reaching the square. My novel ‘Brushstrokes in Time’ could

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