David Goes Home!

It was a fresh spring morning and David Jeffery was excited at the prospect of seeing his wife and daughter once more and possibly his grandchildren. He had travelled a long way. It seemed as though they lived a whole world apart nowadays, but David knew where he was going. He was going home. Home to the town in which he was born and in which his father’s family, along the Jeffery line, had lived…

David Goes Home!

By Max Musson: It was a fresh spring morning and David Jeffery was excited at the prospect of seeing his wife and daughter once more and possibly his grandchildren. He had travelled a long way. It seemed as though they lived a whole world apart nowadays, but David knew where he was going. He was going home. Home to the town in which he was born and in which his father’s family, along the Jeffery…

Your White Genes Speak Out!

By Fionn Westron: How many of you have been extremely curious to see the photos or hear stories of your ancestors, wondering if you looked or thought like them, how many have seen the uncanny resemblance of people going back generations? It is the same fundamental and most powerful human need/drive that adopted children have, into their adulthood. They need to know who their blood is, who they are. Irish-Americans come to Ireland all gooey-eyed,…

Tax Credits: Impact on the Family

By Kasredin: The Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi has recommended that the government should restrict child tax credits and child benefits to only the first two children in each household.  This is not yet government policy, and the Liberal Democrats are unlikely to give it their wholehearted support, but the public reaction in the comments section of at least one national newspaper is very strongly in favour. The coalition government is in trouble.  As I have…

Homosexuality and Society

Homosexuality is a subject most people, including myself, would probably wish to avoid. If one so much as critiques homosexuals or homosexuality, one faces a barrage of deconstruction in which the critic is simultaneously accused of homophobia (a phobia, we remember, being an irrational fear or hatred) and ‘projection’ – in which the critic projects his own self-hatred as an alleged homosexual onto other homosexuals at large.