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Working out who is actually going to do low-payed jobs in a post-Brexit transition world is going to be one of the defining issues. Once Covid is finally tamed and life goes back to some kind of normality, we’re going to find that without economic migrants...

Today on the British isles is like the crisis which began in 1638 with Charles I's attempt to impose the Anglican Prayer Book on the Calvinist Scots: what seemed at the time to be a harmless little vanity project - like Cameron's referendum - but which...

Gardening in Winter Soon the days will get longer and the sun will shine and we'll all emerge from our hibernation and be out again digging, or not digging, encouraging growth and sharing triumphs and possibly failures My garden is still water logged...

We've become very polarised. Everything has been reduced to a binary choice - them and us, black & white, for us or against us. We no longer possess the generosity of spirit to see beyond our own "strongly held beliefs". I am right and they are wrong....

Today is the Solstice, the Dies Natalis Invicta Solis. The slow arduous return of the Light. The mention of the Curlew and the call of foxes gives me hope as Nature brings us new life. These are dark days in so many ways. Time to celebrate...if we can....

One thing I have done is … nothing! When the flowers are gone I have left the seed heads out for the birds and left the fallen leaves for the worms. We have a resident hedgehog under our shed and I have been putting out hedgehog food to help him fatten...

We have many new technologies to identify the genetic sequence(s) of novel viruses, we have many new methods of developing vaccines and we could have minimised the pandemic and it's adverse effects. What got in the way? People and their ideas did and...

France's ban on UK transport came as surprise, says Grant Shapps Transport secretary says UK aims to resolve issue ‘as soon as possible’ amid fears over new Covid strain Yes, it did come as a surprise, who'd have thought anyone outside Britain was listening...

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