Author: Des Hannigan

Des Hannigan lives on the Atlantic coast of the Land’s End Peninsula, Cornwall; a home from home for a northerly Scot. He has been a journalist, travel writer and photographer for over thirty years, first as a news reporter for Cornish newspapers and the Press Association and latterly as a writer for publishers such as Lonely Planet and AA Publishing. He is author or joint author of over fifty books about travel in a number of countries including Britain, Ireland, Northern Europe, Spain, Greece, Canada, and Pakistan and has written widely about Cornwall’s coast and countryside. He is now retreaded rather than retired and is incapable of not scribbling.

Operation Enduring Freedom becomes Operation Disastrous Farce

Des Hannigan

Operation Enduring Freedom was the code name for the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by allied western forces, chiefly American, which was followed by Operation Enduring Sentinel, and which ended last week in Operation Disastrous Farce. There is no humour, no satire, to be drawn from this, but there is contempt for both the Taliban’s extremism […]

Wishy-fishy in a dishy

Des Hannigan

Much of the British attitude to fishing, and especially to foreign fishermen, is based on prejudice and ignorance. We need to see ourselves as others see us. Fishing, eh? Symbol of Brexit Britain! Sovereignty! Taking Back Control! Getting our moat back! It’s OUR ‘English’ Channel! It’s also La Manche according to those damned Frenchies over […]