The protests are in essence an appeal to British decorum, to British fair play and temperance over the ‘vulgarity’ of rich, portly Americans. They’re calling on our MPs to do the bloody decent thing of turning Britain’s gilded, golden back on a nasty bloke from afar.
The disadvantages of buying a leasehold home can be as innumerable as the stumbling blocks to affording it in the first place. Essentially you are buying time – time to live in a place and call it yours.
Like many of the tragedies of human history, the Russian revolution was accompanied, at least in the early stages, by energy, hope and creativity as well as by murderous cruelty and messianic delusion.
This should be a golden age for the exchange of opinion. Yet in the echoing chasm of digital space, the instant ability to voice opinions has not engendered lucid debate but muddied the waters impossibly.