Friday, October 5, 2018

Why Brexit is a mistake


Why Brexit is a mistake

In the First World War (1914-1918) twenty million people were killed and 21 million were wounded.  By 1932,14 years later Fascism had arisen in Germany under Hitler and seven years later, the Second World War (1939-1945) had broken out, killing 60 million people.

Since 1945- the end of World War Two, no conflict has occurred in Europe, a period of seventy-three years of peace. Is this a coincidence or did the establishment of the EU play a pivotal role?

There can be no doubt that the close ties between the members of the EU based on law, trade and cooperation is the deciding factor.

But once again Fascist movements are arising in Germany, France and many other EU countries. Anti-Semitism, a barometer of tolerance is reaching extreme proportions.

The UK’s break from Europe could herald a cascade of leavers-other countries are already making noises in this direction. This could lead to only one result- a Third World War. With the sophisticated weapons including the nuclear bomb available, the mortality figures would be astronomical threatening the very existence of mankind.
            
It’s not too late for the UK to step back from the brink and learn the lessons of history.

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.