The role of leader of the opposition can be a curse, as well as an opportunity, and just now – as Johnson completes his second drive-by reshuffle – must be the perfect moment for Sir Keir Starmer to pause and take stock. The worst government in living memory is beset by crisis after crisis, and […]
Author: Graham Hurley
After a career as a documentary-maker with ITV, Graham Hurley now writes full time. Two of his Faraday and Winter novels were shortlisted for the Theakston Crime Prize, while the launch title for his WW2 series – Finisterre – was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing award. He lives with his wife, Lin, in East Devon. More at grahamhurley.co.uk.
The TV pictures from Kabul last weekend were apocalyptic: thousands of desperate Afghans converging on the airport, families and a handful of belongings crammed into their cars. Already refugees in the face of the breaking wave of Taliban at the city’s gates, many of them chose to spend the night parked up around the airport […]
Gleichschaltung is one of history’s most sinister euphemisms. The word is German and it means ‘co-ordination’. Hitler and other architects of the Third Reich used it to build a totalitarian state that purged Germany of all opposition. From 1933 onwards, das Volk, the people, were urged to march in perfect formation towards a future that […]