Gavin Drake

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Great speeches that were never delivered: Part One – Neville Chamberlain

Great speeches that were never delivered: Part One – Neville Chamberlain 11.15am, 3rd September 1939 “I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street. “This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that, unless…

Comment: What’s your motive?

As a journalist, I’ve been asked many questions over the years as I worked on stories; and it is very rare that a question causes me to stop and think about what I’m doing. But that happened earlier this year as I researched the “Kung-Fu…

Bishops in the House of Lords

Calls for the Lords Spiritual to be removed from the House of Lords are nothing new.  It is a frequent occurrence that only increases whenever the 24 bishops who occupy the Bishops’ Benches are perceived to be holding back the advance of progressive liberalism, such…

The Church of England is a tortoise compared to Rome’s hare

There are many ways of comparing denominations. There are so many differences of style, liturgy, customs and even doctrine. But such comparisons are always subjective. One man’s heresy is another man’s cornerstone. But recent events involving the leadership of the Church of England and the…

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