Richard Hall speaks to farmer Andrew Ward about how farmers are changing their views about Brexit due to broken farming promises.
Author: Richard Hall
Richard Hall lives in Lincoln. He spent 37 years as a primary school teacher and head. Now retired, he can be found in the cinema.
Retired headteacher Richard Hall explains why he will not be taking up Mr Zahawi’s call for teachers to come back to the classroom.
Richard Hall offers up a seasonal verse on a Conservative Christmas as the sunsets on a year of Tory chaos and MPs get three weeks for Xmas
Amendments to the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill make the bill a dangerous assault on our right to protest and gives police more power.
With COP 26 climate change is firmly on the political agenda and it won’t be allowed to go away. Green politics is on the rise.
The Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative conference was big on rhetoric but had little to say of substance and people are beginning to notice. The Prime Minister’s keynote speech to the Conservative conference was a typical word salad aimed at his core support and concentrated on hammering home his new 3 word slogan “Build […]
Richard Hall asks how much progress we’ve made as we mark Black History Month
Cleethorpes, a town waiting for levelling up. Richard Hall investigates
The start of the new school year threatens a rapid rise in Covid infections, risking children’s health and safety. But schools could take advantage of this situation to create a more flexible and effective way of working.
The crisis in Afghanistan has killed off the idea of Global Britain and substantially weakened Boris Johnson’s authority
Residents in Lincolnshire are unhappy with the nuclear waste proposal – will this lead to another ‘Lincolnshire rising’?
The battle against Covid increasingly resembles a rather bizarre episode of Dad’s Army mocking the idea of British genius and resolve.
The first in our series of articles (second here) looking at the looming supply chain crisis in the UK. Sir John Hayes (Conservative MP for South Holland and the Deepings) is a stalwart of the Tory party right wing and an ardent Brexiter. At the beginning of June he wrote a piece for his local […]
Sport can be about harmless fun and exercise but argues it’s only when it gets competitive that it brings out the worst in people. He concludes “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.
The European Super League is no more. Like the famous Norwegian Blue parrot, it’s bereft of life, expired and ceased to be. I’d like to imagine those behind it were thinking of it as a welcome and imaginative idea that would raise morale after a year of Covid lockdown. Instead, they were hit with a […]
American presidents often like to use the first 100 days of their administrations to set the tone of their presidency. As we approach the 100th day of true Brexit (that is, the end of the so-called transition period, even if not all checks on imports are still being done), it seems reasonable to apply the […]
Have you ever organised or joined a demonstration over something you felt strongly about? If the new Policing Bill being rushed through Parliament this week comes into law, in the future you could find yourself facing a jail term of 10 years if you do.Why? The reasons are set out by Chris Daw QC in […]
Dysfunctional families have long been the bane of sections of the British media and society – hated for their anti-social ‘f*** you’ behaviour, their casual attitudes towards marriage, their dependency on state handouts and the sometimes very disreputable characters they associate themselves with.
is crassness whilst also mocking the idea that it should be treated reverentially.
A minor skirmish in the ‘Culture war’ which has altered the landscape in recent years is taking place largely out of sight and mind in Lincoln, a small city which tries to punch above its weight. This skirmish is one sign of local government breakdown.
Memorials are a feature of the landscape. They reflect moments in time in a variety of forms. They commemorate, celebrate, inspire and educate. They enhance their surroundings. They can have more sinister purposes too, such as intimidation and the reinforcement of personality cults.