Rotherham’s Children

It has struck me as peculiar, this current little conflict going on in the United Kingdom. Two situations in the community of Rotherham stand in seeming contrast: A couple has had foster children taken away from them by the local government for being members of the “wrong” political party. They are in the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is in some respects an analog of the US Tea Party. Young teens and even prepubescent children (usually girls) have, for most of two decades, been groomed in this community for the sex slave industry, and the same local government has shown little interest in addressing the issue. […]

Margaret Thatcher, the Movie

I don’t know yet what to expect from the film coming out about Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the UK nicknamed “the Iron Lady.” […]

Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth

This came in though Shakespeare interest connections, and was forwarded to me from a Facebook Shakespeare page that I wrote the poetic introduction to but have never seen.

The UK Daily Mail is tittering over whether or not the Virgin Queen really was. And Shakespeare is involved.

If you’re interested, here’s the intro I wrote: