Bryan Hemming

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How I rediscovered my Welsh Heritage on a Sofa

What a topsy-turvy world we live in. And what a June to remember. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: to lose national dignity once in a week could be regarded as misfortune, to … Continue reading

Featured · 19 Comments

Lions led by Donkeys

Battle of the Somme July 1, 1916 – November 18, 1916

July 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

Yesterday Robert Parry’s Consortimumnews published a message from a group of U.S. intelligence veterans calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Congratulations Leicester City!

REVENGE AT LAST! From a Syston boy living in Conil de la Frontera, Spain, and old enough to remember Leicester losing to Spurs in the 1961 FA Cup Final. Ignominious … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

Sniffin’ about an Andalusian pueblo at Easter

The other evening, Angelica and I went for a sniff about the pueblo to see what was up. It being Good Friday, the town’s Easter cabalgata was in full swing. … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

Sanders Campaign gets Sparks and Sparkle

On February 12th this year Dan Froomkin, the influential Washington Editor of the Intercept, used an article slamming Hillary Clinton’s slavish adherence the doctrines of Henry Kissinger to solicit likely … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 10 Comments

Shuffling through the sand in Andalusia

That the English word ‘holiday’ derives from the Old English hāligdæg or holy day, whereas día de fiesta — the Spanish term for holiday — translates into ‘party day’, serves only to reinforce a telling cultural difference between the Spanish and … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 11 Comments

Bellingcat: the Dead Cat Factory

There have been two new developments in the long-awaited criminal investigation report into MH17 over the last couple of weeks. Though you might’ve read about one, you’re far less likely … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Aleppo: The Corporate Media Credibility Gap

“Less than four years ago, Aleppo was a prosperous and beautiful city. Christians and Muslims lived side by side, as did Sunni and Shia. A tolerant culture was sustained by … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 23 Comments

Ruffled Petals at the Guardian

In another principled stand against information it doesn’t like very much the Guardian has made it quite clear that anyone linking to the renegade Off-Guardian site will be banned from … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 11 Comments

¡Carnaval de Conil 2016!

It may not be Rio de Janeiro or Notting Hill, but come February even the smallest Andalsian pueblos take to the streets to play at dressing-up over carnaval, or carnival. And Conil … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

The War Prayer – Mark Twain

As a child, Mark Twain was one of my favourite authors. Each day I would eagerly await the end of afternoon classes when our teacher would read a few passages … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

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