Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Late evening listening – feeling sunny

This evening, Dearieme presents Noel Coward’s advice to Mrs. Worthington: Unfortunately for Dearieme, Jean Goldkette’s Sunny Disposhish’ has youtube’s insanely annoying “embedding disabled” but it’s at the end of this link and well worth a listen. As some sort of…

Taoiseach blackmail

This is appalling – just look at the language: And for Taoiseach Brian Cowen, it’s a case of, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” Or this: Last June unemployment was less than 6%; now it is nearly…

Tsunamis and earthquakes [2]

This worries me: President Gloria Arroyo placed the Philippines under a “state of calamity” on Friday and terrified people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon threatened to unleash more carnage following deadly floods. The emotive language and extreme reaction…

No means no!

In the middle of the night, let this plea to the Irish join the other voices.  The Telegraph put it nicely: When Ireland voted to reject the Treaty of Lisbon in June last year, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said…

Army of Crime – Virginie Ledoyen

The phrase “army of crime”, says Wiki, refers to the caption on the historical Affiche Rouge propaganda poster, in which the Nazis sought to present prominent resistance fighters as criminals. The caption read “Liberators? Liberation by the army of crime”.…