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There he is: Dylan Hunt, the owner of Sheesh also came over for a quick chat and the ladies could be seen laughing uproariously as he entertained them … [Read more...] about Katie Price and mini-me daughter Princess, 12, giggle as they head out to Sheesh in Essex before reuniting with Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace for a catch-up and a selfie session
Despite all the departures, however, East Iceland is now experiencing a small but significant return, with people coming back, often to family roots, and finding new ways to make a living, often through tourism. Film-maker Denni was born in East Iceland, but has lived in Rejkjavik and the US. He and Arna are now based here and have built a traditional bađstofa or longhouse for guests. Their fascinating collection of artefacts and antiques from Fljótsdalur history are dotted around. Like many others they believe in slow food and slow tourism: “We encourage guests to go walking, chat in the kitchen, or just play with the dog.” … [Read more...] about A tale of ice and fire: touring East Iceland
As this documentary highlights, Mountbatten indeed was one of the most impressive men of his generation, a bona fide military leader who rose to the highest position in the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord, as his father had done before him. 'That alone makes him unusual in the royal family,' says Lownie. … [Read more...] about Extraordinary new documentary explores life of Prince Philip’s beloved uncle Lord Mountbatten and his glamorous heiress wife – who both had bisexual affairs and branded were ‘persons of extremely low morals’ by the FBI
I share a lot of his anxieties, but ultimately he didn’t persuade me to subscribe to his underlying despair. For all its manifest and manifold imperfections, democracy has a better record than any rival form of government at sustaining free, innovative, peaceful and prosperous societies. Yes, democracy is often messy, clumsy and ineffectual. Yes, voters sometimes empower ghastly rulers. Yes, democracy is looking tired at this moment in its history. But almost despite himself, and without saying it this explicitly, Runciman seems to accept that there is something special about democracy. One of its great merits is the capacity for self-questioning and self-correction, which is lacking in other systems of government whether they be tyranny by emperor, colonel, president of the praesidium, priests or data. Democracy can go wrong, but it has the flexibility to put itself right. As Runciman acknowledges, “democratic politics assumes there is no settled answer to any … [Read more...] about How Democracy Ends review – is people politics doomed?