Italy’s far-right won the election

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has won Italy’s election and will be the country’s first female prime minister,  a right-wing government since World War  Two and since Benito Mussolini.  Ms. Melon’s right-wing Alliance has control of both houses with 42.2 per cent of the Senate Vote. The turnout was low – 63.82 per cent by the…

Yadav and Kohli steers Indian series win

25 SEP International   TWENTY20 MATCH India Vs Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Australia 186-7 off 20 ov  Green 52 off 21, 7 fours, 3 sixes, David 54 off 27, 2 fours, 4 sixes, Sams 28 off 20, 1 four, 2 sixes, A Patel 3-33, Chahal 1022, H Patel 1-18, B Kumar 1-39. India…

Chancellor Kwasi Kwaerteng unveils tax cuts

An increase in National Insurance is reversed and low-tax investment zones will be set up across the UK. The cap on banker’s bonuses is lifted and a planned rise in corporation tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent in April 2023 was scrapped. The basic rate of income tax is cut to 19p…

Illusion of China’s economic growth

Since the late 1970s is China’s “reform and opening up” been key to the country’s spectacular growth? Or are they smoke screen for retrograde statist control to bolster the last major communist regime on Earth as the late Mao era became a potent global rival to the US – perhaps the dominant superpower of the…

Our future obligations

The fate of the world is in our hands and one has to identify what is important to us, by a method of isolation, as Humanity’s written history spans only five thousand years. Our unwritten future could last for millions more – or it could end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives of…

Dame Hilary Mantel author of Wolf Hall trilogy, died aged 70

Dame Hilary Mantel,  author of the best-selling Wolf Hall Trilogy and won the Booker Prize twice for 2009’s Wolf Hall, the first in the Thomas Cromwell series and its 2012 sequel Bring Up the Bodies, died on Thursday aged 70.   Dame Hilary was an intense and troubling writer, and her subjects were odd and…

Charlady wearing haute couture

Ever dare to pursue your dream, to make invisible, visible, in a story revealing class discrimination by the elite. MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is the enchanting tale of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper whose dream to own a couture Christian Dior gown takes her on an extraordinary Parisian adventure.  In post-World War II  1958, London,…

India level the series 1-1

23rd September 2022, International Twenty20 Match at Vidarbha Cricket Association, Nagpur India Vs Australia India won the toss and decided to field. Australia. 90-5 off 8 ov  Finch 31 off 15, 4 fours, 1 six,  Wade 43 not out off 20, 4 fours, 3 sixes, A Patel 2-13, Bumrah 1-23. India 92-4 off 7.2 0v.…

Brook and Dukett steers England a 63-run victory

23 Sep 2022 International Twenty20 Match Karachi   England 221-3 off 20 ov. Jacks 40 0ff 22, 8 fours, Duckett 70 not out off 42, 8 fours, 1 six, Brook 81 not out off 35, 8 fours, 5 sixes, Qadir 2-48, Hasnain 1-36   Pakistan 158-8 off 20 0v Masood 65 off 40, 3 fours,…