Celtic, Germanic, Multicultural. The relationships between the peoples of North-West Europe, including Ireland and Britain. And remarks on their current religious beliefs.
The Legacy of Tony Blair. Written in 2007, when he stepped down as Prime Minister. Saying a lot about the Iraq War: “Anyone who wanted a westernised and secular Iraq but was against Saddam was a fool“.
Ed Miliband’s anti-state legacy. The notions he probably acquired from his father, the non-Leninist Marxist theorist Ralph Miliband. A man who shed fog and darkness on the matter of what the state should be doing.
Orwell Looking Down on British Workers. How he creates a false impression by leaving out things he’d seen when writing The Road to Wigan Pier. And was a fairly average colonial racist in Shooting an Elephant.
The Significance of the Year 1984. The year should have been celebrated as the centenary of British democracy. Only in 1884 did a majority of adult males living in Britain have a vote. George Orwell managed to give it a very different meaning.
The Royal Bank “of Scotland”. Looking at how the National Westminster Bank was swallowed, and a crisis created. Also the rise of Scottish Nationalism, considered in 2008
Petty on Real Capitalism. Writing a much more authentic description than the later work of Adam Smith. How he anticipated the modern world much better than Smith did, including the possibility of Britain becoming a country mostly devoted to industry and commerce, with agriculture margainalised. And was in favour of tax as part of the developing economy, accepting the necessary role of the state.