Sajid Javid will import more Muslim Voters

5th December 2018 9

Breakfast was enlivened today (03/12/18) by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid on BBC Radio 4, saying he’s ‘determined to implement the will of the British people,’ followed by his declaration that he loves immigration, believing it has brought ‘immense benefits’ and made the UK, ‘culturally richer’ than it was before. Javid doesn’t need to do this carrot and stick routine; … [Read on]

A Tweet too far.

3rd December 2018 10

Before rushing off to London to meet a friend and give out Christmas presents, I had to look at Twitter, which has become an increasing part of my day. There it was: Do you reckon your mum cried when she gave you up, Jane? I stared at it, shocked, and my mind raced; someone I don’t know had researched my … [Read on]

European Court of Human Rights declares the truth to be a crime

4th November 2018 6

I recently lost enthusiasm for Brexit. Many are now equivocating; cold feet about leaving the club, worries that any deal we get will be poor, or make no real difference. My wavering began with the hideous death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was butchered on the orders of a Saudi prince who didn’t like his writing. A tyrannical ruler hasn’t … [Read on]

Counter Jumpers

2nd October 2018 5

Went to get my flu jab today after being told I could visit the ‘walk in clinic’ between 8.45 – 12 noon. I was there bright and early, only to learn that they are only doing ‘priority cases.’ ‘Why did you say to come in?’ I asked very politely. (There is a notice on the window saying patients who shout … [Read on]

US Supreme Court. The New Puritans

2nd October 2018 2

Someone called Brett Kavanaugh, who wants to be one of American’s Supreme Court Judges, overcame a major hurdle last week, when a committee of congressmen approved his confirmation, despite a dramatic court room scene, in which he was accused by someone blessed with the name, Christine Blasey Ford, of being a sexual offender, enough to destroy his career and possibly … [Read on]

Self Esteem Disease

23rd September 2018 8

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me,’ this saying was given to us for protection when we started school. Call it to anyone who tries to bully you and they will give up,’ we were told. I didn’t experience any bullying at my schools, but I believe it’s now wide-spread among the young, via … [Read on]

‘Take Novichok bitch, monkey brain, die!’ (Twitter)

14th September 2018 6

It all began with a Twitter discussion about the British bombing of Dresden. The ethics of the attack are now much discussed. I knew it wasn’t going to be an informed debate as one participant had expressed his views with emoji showing several flames; he disapproved of the attack and hated the British. I said it was a good thing … [Read on]

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