Recognise, Organise, Vocalise
It’s rare that the Governor of the Bank of England cites Lenin on the radio, but the quotation Andrew Bailey chose on the Today programme on June 22nd was an apposite one. ‘Sometimes nothing happens for decades. Sometimes decades happen in a week.’
Crisis. Whose Crisis?
‘This crisis will affect every single one of us.’ That was the message from politicians, health experts and community leaders in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. And in those early weeks this did indeed seem to be a truly democratic pandemic. Amongst the earliest victims were senior Royals (Prince Charles), sports glitterati (Mikel Arteta) and leading politicians (Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock)...
On not quite finding a fix for Brexit in Northumberland
Recently I set off by myself to walk the St Oswald’s Way pilgrimage route in Northumberland. Backwards, as it happens. From Heavenfield near Hexham, near where St Oswald defeated Cadwallon’s pagan army in c.634, up to Holy Island, and then on to Berwick. I wanted to save the coast for last. The purpose of the journey was discernment...