Saturday, January 16, 2021

Henry Getley

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Henry Getley is a freelance journalist.

The virus-vanquishers of 1721: Milady and six Death Row convicts

NINE months on from the start of the pandemic, debate is still raging over just how serious Covid-19 is. But 300 years ago, no...

Today’s talking point: Watch with mother?

I’M almost lost for words about this, so I’ll just direct you to the story – it’s headlined: ‘Denmark launches children’s TV show about...

Today’s talking point: To knee or not to knee?

ONE of the most controversial sights of this depressing year has been that of politicians, celebrities, sports stars – and especially police – ‘taking...

TCW’s top blogs of the year: A hero’s dog is hounded out of the RAF’s history

AS we head for the end of the year, we are re-running our ten most-read blogs of 2020, in reverse order. Today’s article, in...

What shall we tell ET?

SCIENTISTS searching for intelligent life in the vastness of the universe (they’ve long ago given up looking for it in Westminster) are investigating an...

Abolish gas boilers? The idea leaves me cold

ON bitterly cold winter mornings more than 60 years ago, as a child I would watch my father shivering as he screwed up pages...

Christmas cancelled! But the banned played on

AS we know to our confusion and frustration, there’s been a lot of faffing around by the Government over how we’re allowed to celebrate...

Time to break the Brexit siege

AT the now infamous Brexit dinner in Brussels last week, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen treated her guests to a splendid meal of scallops,...

Lonely planet

IN these times of lockdown limbo for the catering trade, you’d be forgiven for gazing in exasperation towards the heavens and wondering if they’re...

Frozen in time, the winter of 1962-63

BECAUSE of the coronavirus crisis, the chilling news is that the UK economy is on track for its worst year since the Great Frost...

I’m a celebrity, get me on the vaccine bandwagon

THE NHS is to enlist ‘celebrities and influencers’ in a major publicity campaign to persuade us to take a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes...

Range anxiety: When battery will get you nowhere

I WROTE last week in TCW about Boris Johnson’s mad rush to ban petrol and diesel cars and replace them with electric vehicles after 2030.  As a...

Electric spaghetti in Cable Street: The madness of Boris’s ‘green’ car scheme

BORIS Johnson’s plan to ban new diesel and petrol cars from 2030 to make us all drive electric models was brilliantly demolished by Ewen Stewart...

The Chunnel digger’s Brexit breakthrough

WIELDING a small pneumatic drill, Graham Fagg concentrated intensely on the most momentous task of his life.    Standing 130ft below the English Channel seabed,...

The Guardian guide to Churchill-bashing

ANOTHER day, another denigration of Winston Churchill. This time, it’s a rather frenzied rant by Nick Cohen on the Guardian website, attacking not just Churchill, but...

Hans off our history, Charles

I WROTE last week in TCW about Prince Charles taking part in Germany’s remembrance ceremony for its war dead and how Clarence House ambiguously seemed to...

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