The following article is published to correct some misconceptions about the Founder of Scouting, Robert, Lord Baden-Powell OM. It is written by Scouting historians and republished here to spread the information further. It is an accepted principle in the study … Continue reading Robert Baden-Powell: allegations and the truth
O glorious Saint Camillus, special patron of the sick poor, thou who for forty years, with truly heroic charity, didst devote thyself to the relief of their temporal and spiritual necessities, be pleased to assist them now even more generously, … Continue reading A prayer for the sick
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With HIV transmissions still occurring in the Generation Zero. Indeed while 56 Dean Street has seen an 80% reduction in HIV diagnoses generally, they have not seen such a reduction in the under… Continue reading Brilliant new project from 56 Dean Street to combat HIV diagnosis in under 25s
The Secret Barrister No time can be afforded in 2019 to respect the dead. Not when there’s an election at stake, and the tantalising prospect of scoring cheap political points winks coyly at you from a special advisor’s email. So it is that, within 24 hours after the killings by Usman Khan at London Bridge, politicians have lined up in descending order of deplorability to exploit the tragedy for their own ends. The Prime Minister obviously went first, leaping in front of Sky cameras last night to claim: ” I have long argued that it is a mistake to let … Continue reading 10 things you should know about the London Bridge attacker and “early release”
Today on International Men’s Day I’m sharing this video created by students from @thesouthwestcollege which highlights the issue of male domestic abuse. If you need support please contact your local police. #InternationalMensDay Men’s Action Network NI The Rainbow Project Nexus_NI Victim Support NI Men’s Advisory Project Continue reading #soberingmoment
Sorting through some books and I found a copy of The Hackney Scout Song Book which once belonged to my grandfather. It is just the right size to go in a pocket. It even has a supplement of Hymns for … Continue reading Remembering two Johns.
It is nearly three-and-a-half years since the UK voted in its Referendum on Leaving the European Union. Since then the way to leave has been debated in may guises in the British Parliament. There appears to be a stalemate at present, the British Prime Minister has sent a letter (which he claims is Parliament’s Letter) to the EU seeking an extension to the deadline for “Exit Day”. The EU has now said that there can be an extension but they are not saying by how long (well not yet). British MPs will be asked to vote on Monday to vote … Continue reading Could a No Deal still happen?
I remember doing a comprehension in English class about Aberfan. I took one look at the headline and instantly knew what it was about. Most of my classmates did not. I had never known them to be so quiet and … Continue reading Aberfan: fifty-three years on