In which Mr Pecksniff lays before his readers for their approval certain observations and speculations reflecting on the political life.
Author: East Anglia Bylines
Tribute to David Amess MP who was an effective parliamentarian, a diligent constituency MP, and a fundamentally decent person
This is the final poem in our series to mark National Poetry Day. It is an extract from “Little Gidding”, one section of T.S.Eliot’s last great work “The Four Quartets”. Little Gidding was a seventeenth century religious community near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. During the English Civil War they gave sanctuary to Charles 1st (the “broken […]
This is the fifth in our series of poems about East Anglia to mark National Poetry Day. It is a lament for the destruction by the sea of the once great Suffolk city of Dunwich. The author is Bernard Barton “The Quaker Poet” who spent most of his life as bank clerk in Woodbridge, Suffolk. […]
This is the fourth in our series of poems about East Anglia to mark National Poetry Day on 7th October. It is a response to the great fire which devastated Norwich “England’s chief ornament” in 1507 John Skelton was a clergyman born in Diss, where he was Rector for 30 years. He was tutor to […]
This is by the 17th century poet, Jonathan Swift. Colchester was famous for its oysters which were believed to have strong aphrodisiac powers.
Rupert Brooke wrote “The Old Vicarage: Grantchester” in Berlin in 1921. It is about longing for England from abroad, and the house in Grantchester where he had stayed. Grantchester is a village on the river Cam two miles from Cambridge. The Old Vicarage is now the home of Jeffrey and Lady Mary Archer.
Awash with the highly skilled, the real high earner will be the bloke who’s prepared to empty the bins
So Johnson intends to restrict immigration to the highly skilled, at the same time making the UK labour force highly skilled. In consequence of which we will be awash with highly skilled immigrants and natives.
Norwich South MP Clive Lewis posted a heartfelt message to his Twitter followers about the evacuations from Afghanistan.