I wonder if anybody in the government has sat down and questioned this absurd urge placed upon us to drive 5 miles less every day to save the planet. The logistics alone are impossible, and at what point does one make a decision not to go somewhere, because it is more than 5 miles longer… Continue reading Some things really amazed me
The Backlash of the Credit Crunch must be presenting Alistair Darling with a confusing headache. The repossession of an increasing number of houses might be doing solicitors, surveyors, and the auctioneers an increase in their incomes, and consequently the tax they pay, but the lack of building, and the lack of sales, are having a… Continue reading 14.05.08, Financial Anomalies
I looked at the news today and was unsurprised to find that the PM was once again tinkering with the legislation. Ever since Tony Blair was in office every aspect of our lives has been brought under scrutiny time and time again, and many of the changes made have not, in the long run, been… Continue reading 07.05.08, Is Assessment A Blunt Tool?
What I wrote yesterday opened other avenues of thought. Aggression achieves nothing, and religion is often an excuse for aggression. I only have to mention the Crusades, the Conquistadors, Bonnie Prince Charlie in the wars of accession to make the point. The incredible massacres of WW1 and WW2 achieved nothing. The uprising resulting from the… Continue reading 18.04.08, Are Those in Britain Sitting on a Time Bomb
Immigration, The Inconvenient Truth, was a programme produced by Channel 5 and presented by Rageh Omaar, an immigrant Somali. This is a plea to the MPs and MLAs not to consider the immediate concern, but to look at the long-term effects of what they will leave to those coming after us, causing them to complain… Continue reading 17.04.08, An open letter to MPs and MLAs
Political Ironies and political apathy. Politicians in Northern Ireland,England, Eire and America are celebrating the first 10 years of the Good Friday Agreement. It is ironic because it was the Westminster politicians who foolishly sent in the Paras on Bloody Sunday. The whys and wherefores of that day have been rumbling on for 39 years,… Continue reading 11.04.08, More Politics.
A heinous racket! Whether this is common or merely in one hospital in Northern Ireland, I am unable to say as I have not researched it, but heinous it certainly is. A young woman, heavily pregnant and with a serious lung complaint had been sent to the hospital for attention. She entered the car parking… Continue reading 10.02.08,Raandom Thoughts. A heinous racket!
This basically is a corollary to the two pieces on Ireland preceding it. Originally it was intended as a letter to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, but as immigration seems to have taken hold, I think it could apply to a lot more. In effect I am writing to the NI Board and if it… Continue reading A Letter to the NI Toutist Board, or any TB.
Here I propose to deal with the leisure pleasures, and the quiet serenity of this beautiful island, North and South. For those who like walking or scrambling up small mountains, walking for the scenery, not to keep fit, there is such a varied scenery, from the sea shore, bays, inlets, cliffs and sandy beaches throughout… Continue reading 65 Years Of An Englishman In Ireland, Part 2
This is not a travelogue, and I’m not part of the Irish Publicity machine. What I write here is basically my own observations, interpretations and analysis, coupled with recent comments gleaned from newspapers. I write it, because I believe that over the next five years the Ireland that I have known and loved for all… Continue reading 65 Years Of An Englishmsn in Ireland, Part 1