Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded for abolition of Nuclear weapons

The award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to an organization working for the abolition of all nuclear weapons reflects the hopes of millions of people around the world, that one day these weapons, weapons that are capable of destroying the world will be consigned to history. 
        The fact that the president of the USA, the most powerful nation in the world continues to support them will be seen as a moment of shame in their past.
       Future generations will look back and wonder how a nation guided by a Constitution of the founding fathers could have sunk so low as to believe that ‘war, war, war,’ was better than ‘jaw, jaw, jaw’ to paraphrase Winston Churchill, one the worlds greatest leaders

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump's Legacy

Little did Trump realise when he abused and insulted ordinary people, denigrated women and the disabled that he would ignite an outcry that would resonate around the world. History will record him as the leader who by default reminded the world that we are one family and that our future and the future of our children depends on unity of purpose, unity to protect the environment, unity to save the great forests, unity to preserve the sea, in short to save the planet.

Friday, January 13, 2017

NHS in crisis

            It is about this time, soon after the New Year that the old chestnut appears- NHS in crisis.

Has it ever been otherwise?

To provide comprehensive health care for all at the point of need in a modern world with a growing elderly population was always a pipe dream- impossible to achieve. Yet successive governments continue to repeat the mantra and pretend that a further tranche of money is all that is needed to cure its ills. 

The time has come to cry foul and admit that the dream is a myth and always has been. We the people must take responsibility for our lives and no longer expect the government to do so. 

Let’s start with something simple. If you want to drink, you pay for the consequences of overindulgence, similarly if you choose to smoke. If you overeat and become obese it’s your responsibility …

The time has come to tell the people of the UK that the holiday is over.

You are responsible for your health- not the government not your neighbour but YOU.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Brexit-falling off the edge

Brexit- falling off the edge

As the date for the activation of article 50 approaches, the uncertainty of its effect is being discussed by every UK business and enterprise. Recently there was a piece on the BBC about its impact on the farming industry. At the moment farmers enjoy tariff free trade with the Common market and receive large subsidies to maintain their production and protect the countryside. But they fear the future if that was all to change. The same applies to the auto industry, the manufacturing industry etc. All face an unknown future as we sail into uncharted waters. I am reminded of those early sailors who believed the world was flat and if they went too far they would fall off the edge. Will history show that Brexit was a step too far?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A meteorite called Trump

            A meteorite called Trump has struck the Western World. It is wobbling on its axis while people wait spellbound to see which way it will settle. Will it waver uncertainly swinging from right to left, will it spin off into obscurity or will it stabilise and settled into a rational pattern. Nations are holding their breath wondering whether the agreements that they have made will be honoured. Meanwhile the moneymen are having a heyday racking in huge profits as they speculate with the life savings of the ordinary man and woman.

            The corruption of misinformation has infected both sides of the Atlantic. The mass of the people have been conned into believing that all that glitters IS gold. Trumps trumpeting and Boris boasting have led people up the path to a Walt Disney dream world where you get everything for nothing and THEY owe you a living.                                                                                              9/11/2016