Murder for the Truth is a true account of jealousy and resentment; unfettered power, humiliation, murder and suicide in deepest Wiltshire. But even the deaths of two country ‘bobbies’, and the concern of progressive politicians could not overcome the rigid self-interest which lay in the powerful hands of the upper classes that still controlled the England of 1913.
First published privately in 2000, this account has been republished by popular demand to coincide with the centenary of the doubly-fatal events at a lonely crossroads on a dark, wet night on Salisbury Plain at the twilight of the Golden Era, before the Great War changed England for ever.
The EU: A Corporatist Racket draws upon secret and confidential Foreign Office records that have been released under the 30 years rule. It shows how a small but determined group of men (there were few if any women involved) were able to ‘shoehorn’ a very reluctant people and a reluctant Parliament into an unaccountable and undemocratic bureaucracy.
It reveals the clandestine activities of the EEC’s Office in London, and the European Movement (EM) – ‘masters of organised spontaneity’, who secretly attended most government campaign planning meetings and were a major means for imparting propaganda to the public.
Layman’s Guide to the English Constitution, besides summarising the long history of the English Constitution, challenges the notion that politicians exercise absolute power through Parliament. It looks at moments in history which demonstrate how people created the Constitution we have today, and that good monarchs recognise the importance of respecting the collective wishes of laymen in order to maintain power. Power is truly with the people.
Hard Pounding: The UKIP Story quotes Hugh Gaitskell MP (Labour Party Conference, October 1962), “we are now being told that the British people are not capable of judging the issue - the top people are the only people who understand it. This is the classic argument of every tyranny in history. It begins as a refined intellectual argument and it moves into a one-man dictatorship. We did not win the political battles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to have this reactionary nonsense thrust upon us again.”
The first recorded walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats was made by brothers John and Robert Naylor in 1871. But it was the successful ‘end-to-end’ completion by Dr Barbara Moore in the early 1960s that first captured the author’s imagination.
For those dependent upon their employment to keep ‘bread on the table’, LE/JOG, as it is customarily known, may have to postpone until retirement. However, as the author was to discover, his reliance on running training was inadequate and had to depend on the first couple of weeks ‘on-the-job’ as preparation.
Shoe-horned into the EU complements the above book, The EU: A Corporatist Racket, with an in-depth collection of documents and text. The reader may, after a thorough study of the information provided, reach the conclusion of the late Douglas Jay MP that our entry in 1972/73 lacked moral and constitutional legitimacy.
Perhaps this helps to explain why a large proportion of the British population is unable to accept our membership of the EU today and is disaffected from the electoral process and government.
This is the story of fur trader Nicolas Forget from his origins in Alençon in Normandy in about 1620 until his death in 1680 in the tiny settlement of Repentigny to the north of Montréal, New France. Initially he toiled the land of Abraham Martin of ‘Plains of Abraham’ fame on his holding at Québec.
In 1654 Nicolas set off with Des Grosseillier, who later with Pierre Radisson, were the founders of the great Hudson Bay Company. They journeyed by land and river systems to the western wilderness and Great Lakes Region of Canada in search of adventure and wealth.
Two years later, in 1656, long overdue and given up for lost, there was great jubilation when they arrived back in Québec with 50 canoe loads of furs.
Nicolas moved to Montreal and with his wife Madeleine and they raised a family, one of whose descendants is this writer’s wife.