On your Bike ! The war on the car

4th June 2021 2

For the first time in thirty-three years, I am carless; my small VW is sitting outside but I am reluctant to use it. At first, I didn’t react when the next street was suddenly sealed off at one end assuming it was due to the usual, ‘road works.’ Then the road I use once a week to shop for myself … [Read on]

Black lives don’t matter (to Liberals)

3rd June 2021 6

Black lives matter (so Liberals keep telling us), but I’ve come to the conclusion that they don’t. If they did, one would expect the left to be more concerned with knife crime, gang membership, and absentee black fathers. Instead, the focus appears to be propping up false narratives which invariably translate into nice little earners.   Police brutality is not … [Read on]

France, our natural enemy?

3rd June 2021 6

“She’s my best friend, and I hate her!” There, expressed in playground language, is the schizophrenic relationship between England and France. Affection, admiration, resentment, dislike; all these play out regularly and both puzzle and dismay. Some years ago, I married into a French family of the rural gentry.  Many of the men were, or had been, officers in the French … [Read on]

The Wuhan Virus. China’s ‘gift’ to the World.

2nd June 2021 3

Steven W. Mosher, writing for the New York Post way back on February 22 last year, might have been the first journalist to come right out and say it: ‘Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab.’ In short, the origins of Covid-19 were not to be found in Wuhan’s live animal market but in the … [Read on]

Chelsea is no more an ‘English’ football team than the Boston Red Sox

30th May 2021 8

There is celebration in the football world at Chelsea’s winning the European Champions League on Saturday night. But I notice that Chelsea’s A team features only two or three English players, the rest consisting of foreign internationals purchased courtesy of the largesse of the club’s billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Truth be told, it is no more an English club … [Read on]

Wuhan flu, drones and the run up to World War 3

30th May 2021 0

This editorial appeared in the Spring edition of the paper Salisbury Review Magazine. The Summer edition is due on the 8th of June. Hurry while stocks last! You will find pictures of my relatives in various rooms in our house: Kate who died aged nineteen of the Spanish Flu, Jim aged 23 blown apart by General Kressenstein’s guns at the … [Read on]

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