Saturday, 9 May 2015

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Lutfur Rahman - More on the judgment

There has been some critical comment in the blogosphere on Judge Richard Mawrey QC's judgment in the electoral fraud case against Mayor Lutfur Rahman of Tower Hamlets.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Lutfur Rahman and the Strange World of Tower Hamlets

Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has been found guilty of electoral fraud by an Election Court and removed from office.  This follows several years of controversy over the former Mayor Rahman's policies and conduct in office.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Hitler and I, Otto Strasser

This is an intimate account of Adolf Hitler from a dissident member of the Nazi Party.  Otto Strasser was a journalist and former army officer who was forced out of the party in 1930 and wound up living in exile in Canada.  The book was published in 1940.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Third Reich: A New History, Michael Burleigh

This is arguably the best one-volume general introduction to the Third Reich that currently exists in English.  Burleigh manages to tell a very familiar story with range, depth and empathy.  It is a magnificent achievement.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

I took my nom de net from this cult BBC comedy classic.  Originally broadcast in 1976-1979, it chronicled the nervous breakdown and subsequent improbable adventures of a middle-aged office worker.