Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Poetry

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s famous poem about a suicidal cavalry charge during the Battle of Balaclava on October 25th, 1854.

Length: 114 words

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Hornets’ Nest

Britain’s fear of Russia led her to attempt regime change in Afghanistan, but it cost many lives and damaged the army’s reputation.

Length: 109 words

Richard Cobden

Bullies to the Weak, Cowards to the Strong

Richard Cobden wanted to know why British policy towards China was so different to our policy towards the USA and European powers.

Length: 116 words

Free Speech and Conscience

Question More

Ordinary people put too much faith in the judgment of experts, which is bad for us and bad for the experts.

Length: 118 words

Liberty and Prosperity

The Rochdale Pioneers

In 1843, a group of working men gathered in Rochdale to discuss how to ease the cost of living for their families, and the Co-op was born.

Length: 166 words


The Fisherman’s Net

A little fable from ancient Greece about those political activists who make a living from stirring up controversy.

Length: 60 words