Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

Would Brits Throw Out Royals With Baby's Bathwater?

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Royal Baby Fever" is gripping Britain.

So say the breathless TV pundits gathered from round the world to report the infant's arrival.

Is it true?

An Ipsos Mori poll published this week found the Royal Family's certainly enjoying a golden age, after rebounding from the disasters of the ...


That Blows: Cricket's Trumpet-Playing Superfan Silenced

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The English national character is an eternal mystery. But from time to time we get a glimpse of some of its components. The story of Billy The Trumpet is one such occasion.

Billy is the embodiment of English eccentricity. He belongs to a boisterous ragtag band of sports fans called ...


Britons Bask In A Summer Of Good News

Monday, July 08, 2013

All news is bad news. Or so the saying goes. Many Brits firmly believe this — and use it as a branch to beat their journalists, one of the more despised species in these isles.

It is, of course, untrue. There's no better example of the media's appetite for good ...


Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

Monday, July 01, 2013

A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.

At the heart of the wrangle: wind.

Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.

The roots of Trump's hatred ...