Imprisonment without trial – the UK’s mortgage “affordability” scandal?

     There is a tribe of some 150thousand home owners who are held as ‘mortgage prisoners’ by their lenders’ eye-wateringly high interest rates – locked-into standard variable rate (SVR) of around 5% from a time when Bank Rate even went as low as 0.25%. [and with standard mortgage rates soaring way above the UK […]

An individual from a dysfunctional family joined in matrimony to a person from another equally dysfunctional family – a most Royal wedding indeed?

  Lunchtime a week ago yesterday brought onto the television screens of the World, the eagerly anticipated and awaited grandiose wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry [33] and American actress Meghan Markle [36], didn’t it? The couple were conferred with the title of ‘Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ by the Queen that very day – only the second […]

Donald Trump may be seen as a ‘despicable’ president of the United States – but he’s spot on the button about ‘Iran’?

    Some three years ago America organised a so-called “peace” deal with rogue state Iran (known as Persia before 1935), supposedly to stop them becoming a ‘nuclear power’, in exchange for six world powers [the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany] unfreezing $100 billion of Iranian international assets, cancelling the punishing & biting sanctions […]

Council elections May 2018 were another Labour damp squib, another nail in its coffin – and the final rejection of a future Corbyn Premiership?

  Many will be confused about the result of last week’s UK local elections, won’t they? Yep, you see ALL the main parties have claimed “success”, and the non-mentally challenged amongst us know quite well that that just can’t be right, can it? In all honesty, the only thing that really happened was the ‘not-unexpected’ […]

Israel have slaughtered thousands of Palestinians – what does killing a few dozen more of their demonstrators and a journalist matter?

As usual, the current strident claims by British Jews of rampant anti-semitism in the Labour Party, is a perfect cover and smoke screen for the disgusting murderous actions of their Israeli religious fellows in the Gaza strip on its border with Israel, isn’t it? For those unsure of the background to recent events, reproduced below […]

Prejudice in our British society against the ‘autistic’ – is it justified?

Like with many of the less common disabilities, autism [affecting about three-quarters of a million British people] may be a term that has been heard of by many of us, but as a medical condition it is generally completely unknown or at least misunderstood by most, isn’t it? In other words we don’t really understand […]

Carillion ‘crashed and burned’, BUT there has been Government complicity in supporting it, so how many heads will NOW roll ANYWHERE – NONE?

Well as many of us will now ‘know’, even if we hadn’t even heard of it a few weeks ago, that Carillion is a British multinational facilities management and construction services company employing 50,000 worldwide, consistently used by the Government for outsourcing major projects and public services, which last week has predictably gone under after […]

THAT NEWLY IDENTIFIED ‘WEINSTEIN’S SYNDROM’– IS IT ENDEMIC?

It has come as quite a shock to many of the older generation that there has been some furore in the film industry because last October a mega movie mogul was outed as a sexual predator, hasn’t there? Yep, but not because disgraced Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein has behaved in that disgusting way, but because […]

British ‘Whitby Jet’ Gemstone – an unappreciated, undervalued, underrated, unique and beautiful treasure resource?

Robin Hood’s Bay Yorkshire Raw Jet   Faceted Jet It is a strange thing about life that we often abandon and belittle some wonderful places and things close at hand ,or on our doorstep, in favour of those from far away that in reality have less intrinsic interest, relevance, and worth, don’t you think? If you […]

The North Korea has moved inextricably towards deliverable nuclear warheads – the potential consequences?

 verses   There has been a ‘war of words’ between North Korea and the United States which has been dire in recent weeks, and as recounted here in a recent post earlier this month, President Donald Trump has both embarrassed himself and America by his stupid participation in it all, even unnecessarily enflaming it at […]