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Celebrate Armed Forces Day, benefit all year-round

Celebrate Armed Forces Day, benefit all year-round

Happy #ArmedForcesDay Happy Armed Forces Day!  Yes, a day when we can be happy about our Armed Forces.  Other days in the calendar, such as Remembrance, set a much different tone, but today is meant to be a day of celebration.  That said, for some, it...

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Local Elections: Too many Daves, how many veterans?

Local Elections: Too many Daves, how many veterans?

For many of our communities, today is an important day, as they get to decide the kind of person that represents them locally.  The kind of person who is an integral part of the delegated decision-making process in this country, from parking to pavements, bins to...

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Why do we get the wrong politicians?

Why do we get the wrong politicians?

In a newly released book, Isabel Hardman writes about ‘how and why we get the wrong politicians’. As Brexit baffles and politics polarises, the individual character of those who put their head above the parapet and do this unusual and demanding job is increasingly...

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CampaignForce: setting a new direction for our times

CampaignForce: setting a new direction for our times

CampaignForce: setting a new direction for our times It is 2011, and I am looking out across the beige Helmand landscape on the usual evening slot of stag (as sentry duty is known to soldiers).  The call to prayer fills the sky from several directions, and the dry...

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