Current Affairs

Just Let the Red Necks and the NRA Shoot Themselves!

Posted on October 4, 2017

I'm bored of these American shootings, it's just like hearing the same record over and over again. Everyone acts appalled, they light candles, they pray to a god scientists have long proven doesn't exist, then buy more guns to protect themselves. Then everybody forgets about it until some other disaffected weirdo decides he wants to break the death toll record. Well meaning people hoping to change hearts and minds point to the positive ...

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Sadness, Irony and a Bit of Common Sense – Another Mad Week in Britain

Posted on November 25, 2016

As every week passes, Britain seems to go that bit more crazy and this week has been no exception, with lashings of the following. Sadness  The murderer of MP, Jo Cox, Thomas Mair, was sentenced to life behind bars this week and will never be released. It doesn't matter what your political persuasion is, she was a democratically elected member of parliament and a mother of two children, butchered in her constituency by a terrorist screaming ...

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2016 – A Pothole on the Road to Enlightenent

Posted on November 23, 2016

I saw a picture of my infants school the other day and it was quite a shocking reminder of a 70's childhood that featured cold concrete rooms that undoubtedly also featured a smattering of asbestos. I was one of the lucky ones to emerge out of the 1970's relatively unscathed, but the more I reflect on it, the more I can remember the norm of unwarranted beatings and psychological abuse at the hands of several teachers; being perpetually told ...

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The Girl From Sainsbury’s and Treasury Spending Decisions!

Posted on November 20, 2016

I was in Sainsbury's last night stocking up my supplies in anticipation of 'Storm Angus' when I got chatting to the cash-out girl as I paid for my goods. She was a bubbly and happy character but she was telling me how her energy levels were running low as she was working long shifts all weekend as well as having to get all her college assignments completed for Monday. Kids of today eh, no respect, no work ethic...bring back birching I ...

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Je Suis Ankara…Non Monsieur!

Posted on March 16, 2016

Ankara, the capital of Turkey was blasted by a car bomb for the third time in three months on Sunday, once again claiming dozens of lives and leaving the bustling city in a state of confused chaos. It made the news for a while, gaining about the same coverage as England being crowned Six Nations Champions at rugby and Arsenal going about their obligatory late season collapse at football. Then everyone forgot about and watched 'The Night ...

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