I don’t remember this happening before. When a UK politician dies, I don’t remember them being elevated to the status of royalty. I don’t ever recall a £10million public funeral with full military honours , Parliament being recalled for an entire day of eulogising and a nice fat expenses cheque for each MP. When Winston Churchill died, Parliament dedicated half … Read More

The eviction of Claremont Road

The Claremont Road eviction lasted from 28th November to 5th December 1994. I was there for the first 24 hours of it. I watched my future husband being drilled out of a lock-on in the middle of the road, although it would be another four years before we met each other, and seven before we fell in love. I did … Read More