Cross Channel

Lessons of interesting times

May 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Cross Channel

The House of Commons returned today after the General Election. With an overall majority and a Right-wing agitating for change, the Conservative government may lead a British exit from Europe, perhaps forgetting what it was that created the European project in the first place. There are “interesting times” ahead.

A childhood memory remains vivid. A handful of coins was strewn along the country lane, distant from the nearest houses, presumably fallen from the pocket of some passing cyclist. There were seven shillings in total, (decimalisation was not to happen until …