We have a collective responsibility as a society to ensure that the legacy of remembrance is neither diminished by time nor overshadowed by present-day conflicts.
There are many things that can be done to resist the tide. The first would be for ministers to make the philosophical case for where state responsibility ends, and personal responsibility starts.
On the 13th of January 1913, the last formal private army in the history of the United Kingdom was established.
The moral of this story is that these models provide interesting context – a little like horoscopes. But when it comes to decision-making, give me an economic historian in preference to a model any day.
Media portrayals of ex-servicemen and women as PTSD-riven criminals shapes public perceptions and hurts the prospects of those leaving the Armed Forces.
Those in power seem to actively dislike the culture which has made Britain’s forces globally respected.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
The great Parliamentarian then spoke to his colleagues from the heart. “Some Members wept,” Channon noted.
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
“Nearly half a million Britons died in World War Two fighting against the anti-semitism, anti-semitism and brutal racism of the nazis.”
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.