Liveryman Paddy Belton is a journalist working for, amongst others, the BBC, Standard and Poor and the Spectator. His specialist fields include technology, economics, banks, cybersecurity, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Arab world, Northern Ireland, UK and Irish politics, paramilitaries, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Hamas, scoundrels, rogues, Irish fiction and even the odd theatre review.
The Company has often received emails from Paddy on various matters while he was on assignment in Donetsk or in some other difficult part of the world and we have been “concerned”. This lecture, the Annual Men's Breakfast Lecture which he delivered at St Gabriel's, North Acton on Saturday, 6 May 2017, deals with whether it is possible to do the right thing in situations where consistently and correctly identifying the right thing is fraught with difficulty and danger and does so in a way which reveals that our “concern” was not misplaced. Past Master Tom Hempenstall spotted the text on social media and felt that Stationers would want to read it. Click here to read it in full.