Son of Thomas Denman, the first Lord Denman (1779–1854), Lord Chief Justice he entered into the British Royal Navy on the 7 April 1823. By 9 March 1831, he was promoted to Lieutenant.
In 1840 his ship was off the coast of Sierra Leone-Liberia as part of the West African Squadron tasked to end the Slave Trade.
In 1840 the islands in the mouth of the Gallinas River, situated near the present Sierra Leone-Liberia border, formed a principal departure point for slave ships. In November of that year — Sir Richard Doherty, the Governor of Sierra Leone discovered that Prince…
For what it's worth I am going to show a few things that I think will happen in the US in the next four years.
We are going to see prices shoot up especially fuel prices. Biden has already said that Fracking will be banned something that he vehemently denied during his small time on the road and in debates. However, there are many videos of him saying that he will ban it just as there is of Harris saying the same thing.
All fossil fuel will be banned, Biden has already threatened to shut down the Keystone oil pipeline…
Today is World Refugee Day, 20/6/2021 according to the $9.1bn/yr United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Today I provide a snapshot of two aspects relating to the UK and the EU. Below I look at immigration — both legal and illegal — and asylum claims.
At the time of the UK’s EU Referendum, the subject of immigration was a hot topic. This included the then legal immigration into the UK of hundreds of thousands of EU27 citizens every year, as well as the illegal immigration into the EU of hundreds of thousands of citizens of many other countries.
In my article…
A lighthearted look at the British Miltary mainly the Army — — — well actually just the Army.
Well, there are two reasons:
First Reason: British officers don’t duck. This is weird but true. Read first-hand accounts of WWII battles. British Officers really don’t duck… probably why in every war since the Boer, far more aristocrats died in British wars (proportional to the number of men deployed) than any other social class. I think it has something to do with peacocking behaviour by the aristocracy — they all had money, they all had grand estates, and so they competed with…
Yesterday an appointed but powerful EU Commissioner from the small country of Slovakia, representing the EU, gave a press conference in London following his meeting with Lord Frost as part of the inaugural ‘EU-UK Partnership Council.’ Top of the agenda was the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’.
Following his meeting with the Rt Hon Lord Frost, Commissioner Sefcovic gave the usual long EU press conference to put across the EU’s side. Shown below is the video of this event.
Meanwhile, the UK government contented itself with a written statement
This Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) is part of the EU Withdrawal Agreement —…
Let’s bring some proportionality and reason to the Covid crisis. It is vitally important — whatever your views on Covid, lockdowns, masks, etc — that the extremely one-sided mainstream news coverage is balanced with some measure of scrutiny. Critically, this report focuses on one subject.
In order to give readers something meaningful, I have grouped some of the causes of death below. For example, I grouped the many different types of cancer into one category.
The top 30 causes of death in England and Wales in 2019 — annual totals and deaths per day
Photo of a British pig farm. Outdoor rearing. Happy little piggies with the freedom to run around playing.
One of their key arguments relates to food safety. They claim that the British consumer will be inundated with unsafe meat. Therefore I looked at the EU’s recent lowering of safety standards for the far higher quantities of imported meat from the EU which we have been eating for years.
If the EU wants to portray itself as a responsible regulator of food safety standards, it might be thought that they would be strengthening food safety regulations in order to protect the…
The latest trade bulletin from the UK’s Office for National Statistics covering Q1 (Jan-Mar 2021) contains some very interesting information. Within their commentary is the following.
“Quarter 1 2021 is the first quarter since records began in January 1997 that imports of goods from non-EU countries are higher than from EU countries.”
In what follows, I have analysed official trade data going back to January 2019, before Covid and before the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Specifically, I looked at one key question.
Two years of falling UK purchases from the EU27
In Q1 2019, 55.9% of all the…
On Wednesday, the Swiss Federal Council unilaterally announced they were terminating the negotiations with the EU Commission on the EU-Swiss Institutional Framework Agreement — an over-arching trade and cooperation deal.
After seven years, it seems the Swiss have had enough of the EU’s unreasonable demands, despite the importance of a sound economic relationship between Switzerland and the EU. Switzerland is the EU’s 4th largest trading partner in goods after China, the U.S., and the United Kingdom.
True to the form of this current EU Commission led by German appointee Ursula von der Leyen, it acted instantly to punish the Swiss…
I think it does and so will you when you have read this
To put this debate into perspective, I have analysed the current trade in goods and services between the UK and Australia and compares this to the dominant position held by the EU in its trade with the UK.
It seems the UK-Australia trade deal’s opponents feel it is acceptable to take vast imports from the EU under the one-sided EU-UK ‘Trade and Cooperation Agreement’, but not to take a much smaller number of imports from Australia under a new free trade agreement.
What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.