Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain

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

GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result

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

Who Can I Vote For – Part 2 – The Personalities.

 “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.

Who Can I Vote For? – The Agony of Democracy in 21st Century Britain.

  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.

The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland

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

Why We Need A Return To Rational Thinking – Solas Magazine Spring 2017

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

Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland

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