Big Charities – should YOU give them a penny?

     We are all constantly in the UK inundated, indeed well-so in our faces, with heart rendering pleas for us ordinary people (mostly working-class however because THEY are the most generous?) to urgently donate money to apparently needy and worthy causes, desperate for our hard-earned cash, aren’t we? We are told incessantly that even our […]

The British Honours System IS active NEW YEAR’S DAY again – does it ‘STILL’ stink?

 “Companions of Honour” [The order consists of the Sovereign plus no more than 65 members. Additionally, foreigners from outside the realms may be added as honorary members. Membership confers no title or precedence, but those inducted into the single-class order are entitled to use the post-nominal letters CH]. A couple of years ago, there was […]

The United Kingdom’s ‘unfair’ Bedroom Tax –has it now become the ‘illegal’ Bedroom Tax?

  The last British Government (a coalition headed by the Conservatives) introduced in 2013 the nicknamed Bedroom Tax on the poor, which has been widely condemned for being unjust and a politically contentious policy by those on the moral high ground. The tax has reduced housing benefit for all individuals who rent a Council or […]

Labour’s new Shadow Cabinet members 2015 – what you have to know about them?

  Well, well, well, Jeremy Corbyn has had his first taste of the straightjacket of power. He had to produce some thirty members of a shadow cabinet like rabbits out of a hat. His train didn’t actually hit the buffers, but it was certainly delayed and diverted. He found that being in charge didn’t always […]

Death of a Party – has LABOUR finally done it, RIP?

None of us clever clogs saw it coming. When Labour badly lost the 2015 General Election last May it came as a surprise – and not least to PM David Cameron (the lies won it). The electorate turned out at the last minute to be a fickle lot, don’t you think? Unbelievably, Labour’s Leader Ed […]

The longest suicide note in history (1983) – replaced by voluntary euthanasia (2015)?

  Back in the distant days of the Eighties, the Labour MPs chose ‘left winger’ Michael Foot to lead the Party into their next General Election, having been defeated by Margaret Thatcher for the first but not the last time. His 1983 Manifesto proposed amongst other things unilateral nuclear disarmament (we didn’t have Trident in […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – will the ‘no-hoper’ actually win?

Two months ago Jeremy Corbyn astounded the Party by announcing that he wanted to be the new Leader. You have to understand that this was a political nobody, never heard of outside of Islington, disloyal in Parliament beyond belief for thirty years, utterly out of step with the Blairites, or Brownites or any other set […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – what you have to know about the candidates? UPDATED

  ORIGINAL POST 30 MAY This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging times in history for the British Labour Party. Many think that it is crunch time when its very survival is in serious doubt, don’t they? Well, a number of confident individuals have crawled out of the woodwork to claim the crown that […]

The real ‘future’ of the British Labour Party – a merger no less?

Many people now doubt if the Labour Party has any chance of long-term survival after a humiliating defeat by the Conservatives in the UK’s May 2015 General Election. Even on the actual day of the Election there seemed to be a realistic chance that Labour would indeed regain power – but at the twelfth hour […]

Charity, Overseas Aid, Volunteering – all worth it or not?

   Tomorrow morning (Sunday) sees the start of the thirty-fourth annual London Marathon. This is a major road race involving world renowned men & women elite athletes, and disabled wheelchair competitors – when records may well indeed be broken. However, its fame isn’t really down to all that is it? No, it really is all […]