This year’s theme, Sharks Circling – Politics and Crime – which derives from this well-known remark by the late Alan Clark M.P., son of the cultural guru Kenneth Clark, a.k.a. Lord Clark of Civilisation: ‘There are no friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.’ Anyone who doubts this has only to regard what is currently happening in government, a spectacle of horror or sardonic amusement according to one’s viewpoint. The proceedings were chaired by one of Britain’s most prestigious crime authors Andrew Taylor who has written both present-day crime and historical crime and won many awards.
members. This was followed by the first talk.
History, Politics And Crime.
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It will be interesting to receive more information as to what, and who, this means.