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Jonathan Stanley
Why Chlorination Chicken is good for us

Why Chlorination Chicken is good for us

THE SCENE: Dr Strangelove is in the war room and so is the President. 

Every member of the European Movement, who signed that letter saying Brexit is catastrophic, has been admitted and ...

David Hoey
A false flag in another corner of our Union

A false flag in another corner of our Union

THE COMMISSION on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition has been established as part of commitments made under the Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements. The Commission’s website states that its task is to take forward a ...

Charles Harris
The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

Dear Readers,

I WAS MADE AWARE again this week of the real need for 'Objectivity' in addressing the process of working in Art and other creative disciplines. For life often reserves a ...

Martyn Greene
Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

"We call on all MPs to put their party loyalties aside and work together to form a Unity Government to best deal with the Brexit negotiations, austerity economics and terrorism."

THE CONSERVATIVE ...

Charles Harris
Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

DEAR READERS, I was touched this week by a letter I received talking about the gift of art. However, while very kind, I do not really believe art is a gift. And if it is, ...

Effie Deans
To defend the UK it is not enough to defeat the SNP - we need the Conservatives to win

To defend the UK it is not enough to defeat the SNP - we need the Conservatives to win

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING in politics I really care about. I have lived under Labour Government’s, Conservative Governments and Coalition Governments. These things matter in the short term, but in the long term they ...

Charles Harris
Saturday night's terror attack

Saturday night's terror attack

IN MARCH, following that horrific terror attack at Westminster, I wrote a piece for those circumstances. At that time I spoke about how our communities in Britain hold to the structure of our culture and ...

Charles Harris
Bluebells are a wonderful Spring treat

Bluebells are a wonderful Spring treat

EACH SPRING, in the ancient forests of Britain, we witness one of the miracles of nature with the arrival of the Bluebell. They are always a joy to see growing and never ever disappoint. Our Bluebells, ...

Charles Harris
Is modern life rubbish and can we do anything about it?

Is modern life rubbish and can we do anything about it?

THIS WEEK I have enclosed two images along with some political questions I hope you will find relevant.  The first image is a painting of “Angel Holes over Glenturrett” which I hope,  illustrates and symbolises the simple joys ...

Charles Harris
The lost secrets of Classical Art: Joseph Farquharson landscapes

The lost secrets of Classical Art: Joseph Farquharson landscapes

DEAR READER, in the recent article about Raeburn, I described the best Scottish Portrait Painter.  This time I wish to discuss our best Scottish landscape painter, Joseph Farquharson.   As a painter he will be familiar ...

Charles Harris
Spring brings new colour to our lives

Spring brings new colour to our lives

SPRING FIRST ARRIVED in the glen of ice and fire with early sunlight and cold days, followed by fierce winds, blown snow.

For days I had happily painted a fiery sun arising under ...

Charles Harris
The Ronaldo Portrait: Why do grown men and women put up with this?

The Ronaldo Portrait: Why do grown men and women put up with this?

DEAR FRIENDS, happily the story arrives this time as a result of social media criticism, which obliged the mainstream media to report it too, albeit reluctantly. I refer to the amazement and proper criticism as Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled a supposed ...