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Lest we forget 19th century’s unnecessary casualties

Today marks the annual Remembrance Sunday tribute. Throughout the day, ceremonies across Britain honour the fallen heroes who died in both World Wars. It is also an occasion to acknowledge those who continue to risk their lives around the world. Few people would argue the struggle of 1939 wasn’t a worthy cause, and there’s little…

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My dear friend

My dear friend, I hope you’re well and enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Work is going well. I’ve been promoted a few months ago and got a nice pay rise out of it. I get on well with my clients and everyone else in the team. We had a bit…

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Who was Cecil Rhodes?

Last month, students from Cape Town University campaigned for the eviction from campus of a statue of British 19th century imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The sculpture is regarded by many as a physical embodiment of white minority rule and inequality in South Africa. The protest, which began on Twitter at #RhodesMustFall, reached…

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