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]

Green for Danger

29th August 2018 6

It’s not often I read something really sickening; I wilfully ignore items about cruelty of any kind which flash up on-line. But the Sunday Times this week, had a truly astonishing and repulsive story; a man tortured and raped a ten-year-old girl in the attic of his small house while his family were living apparently oblivious to her screams. One … [Read on]

The Giant Prison that Muslim women inhabit

14th August 2018 23

Whatever his motives, Boris Johnson’s remarks about Islamic dress have drawn attention to an area of extreme tension; the Muslim practise of sexual apartheid. While the Left in the UK and bizarrely Mrs May’s government, are trying to abolish binary gender recognition in favour of saying there are several valid sexes, the Muslim community recognises only one gender as the … [Read on]

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