I’m leaving on a jet plane…don’t know when I’ll be back again’ – this is not strictly true as we hopefully will return in a couple of weeks. I hope by then the country will have returned to some degree of sanity. I am utterly astonished and somewhat depressed at the way that our media … More Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain
Sitting in my office at St Peters, which has now been turned into the polling station for a day, I cannot forget this is an important day for the UK as one of the most important elections in decades takes place. I usually make myself a hostage to fortune by offering a prediction on … More GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result
“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” Isaiah 31:1 NIVUK This is the … More Who Can I Vote For? – Part 3 – Who Would Jesus Vote For?
“Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, stern and inflexible; it is not so much a particular principle as a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to the most urgent needs of our country … The government of the Revolution is the despotism of liberty against the tyrants. Maximilien Robespierre” (from “A Place … More Who Can I Vote For – Part 2 – The Personalities.
I’m sitting here with my postal vote – still undecided about who to vote for. In fact much to my surprise I find myself agreeing with ‘Brenda’ whose horror at yet another election campaign resonated with so many. Like many I laughed and thought ‘we understand, but don’t be silly but that’s the price … More Who Can I Vote For? – The Agony of Democracy in 21st Century Britain.
Do you feel like Brenda? I think a lot of us are getting fed up of politics – even those political geeks like me who are fascinated by it. Referenda, local elections, national elections – it does seem never-ending. But for me the biggest problems is the dumbed down tribalism, the twitterisation of politics. … More The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland
I have just been reading the latest Solas magazine – it is OUTSTANDING! Every article is a gem. I’m so proud of what Scott and his team have done…fascinating articles on Malta; Refugee camps; Being the Truth; The Joy of Creation; Respect (this from a wonderful 18 year old Spanish girl); The Speakers Character (from … More Why We Need A Return To Rational Thinking – Solas Magazine Spring 2017
It seems to be such an obvious wrong. One so obvious that when our First Minister spoke of it in New York, there were gasps of horror. It’s a subject that evokes strong passions, a sense of injustice and anger at the cold and callous Tories. Now in my good old days I was not … More The Tory Rape Clause and the Descent of Scottish Politics
I was bored. Sitting in a cafe waiting for my wife to finish speaking at a conference (now I know how it feels!) and this idea just came into my head. So I wrote it down and posted it. I’m sorry! It was a joke. It was satire. It was meant to be … More The April Fool That Wasn’t Funny
I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday. I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it. There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already … More Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland