Muslims have been welcomed into our British society but we don’t want to see the ‘burka’ or ‘niqab’ here thanks – BAN THOSE NOW?

      They say that ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has stirred-up a hornet’s nest by ridiculing the wearing of the ‘full face veil’ burka – what a load of tosh, eh? The anti-Boris crowd, egging-on elements of the sensational press, are making a mockery of what was a sensible and balanced article that Johnson wrote […]

The so-called ‘Health Lobby’ is under attack – but NOT by the gutter Press?

  It was of some surprise last Sunday, to read in a respected broadsheet newspaper, a major article attacking the Governments (some would say weak?) attempts to curtail the food industry’s continued flooding of Britain with unnecessarily over-sugared food and drink. It is hardly the responsible action of a major quality newspaper, to publish a […]

The Muslim Council of Britain has accused the Conservative Party of “Islamophobia” – how about it being ‘self inflicted’ by Muslims themselves?

     So called Islamic State (IS/ISIS /ISL/ Daesh) is notorious for spreading hatred, beheading victims on camera and instigating deadly terrorist attacks   A few weeks ago the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) called for an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. In a letter to Brandon Lewis MP, the Tory […]

Abortion in Ireland – ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, ‘termination’, termination’, ad infinitum?

  comments appreciated In a referendum last Friday, the Irish Republic voted by a landslide to repeal the ‘Eighth Amendment’ constitutional protection for the life of the unborn, so their parliament can now proceed to ‘liberlise’ abortion – basically that means pregnancy terminations ‘on demand’. [Abortion is currently permitted under the act only where there […]

‘England a Nation of Shopkeepers’ – replaced by ‘Britain a Nation of Gluttony & Sloth’?

The UK is the Leader in Europe once again! Shame on us all! We are officially the most obese country in western Europe. [Obesity has tripled here over past 30 years, for god’s sake]. But how the hell has that disastrous situation come about, eh? Is it an illness epidemic? NO, but it is certainly […]

Women don’t know their place in the 21st Century – it’s in the kitchen?

  A new statue sculptured ‘by a woman’ has been placed and unveiled ‘by a woman’, in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament, and unbelievably it was one of ‘a woman’ – the 1890’s suffragist, a non-militant, [not to be confused with suffragettes who were] campaigner Millicent Fawcet. Now this bronze was placed in […]

Society let down AGAIN by an inadequate British legal system – even MORE rapists will NOW escape justice?

Scales of Justice? Rape is in the headlines once more, but for all the wrong reasons and not because at long last Britain has done something to halt the increase in rape, or stop 100 or so women being raped every day, or bring to justice more than 1% of the evil rapists. No, this […]

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 […]

Pistorius ‘the sequel’ – justice for Reeva at last?

Reeva Steenkamp murdered by Oscar Pistorius The opening & closing paragraphs of a blog published here sixteen months ago are reproduced below: “Any hope and prayers we might have had for Judge Masipa to do what is right to administer justice for Reeva Steenkamp, were dashed again today when once more she has shown scant […]

The ‘Past’ used to be recounted from generation to generation – perhaps not any longer in the twenty-first century though?

 The White Horse above Kilburn  Joiner’s shop as from 1900s One of the saddest things in modern day life, certainly in the UK if not indeed in most of Western society, is that families no longer have that special time together, and indeed that close distinct personal relationship, whereby the most elderly and decrepit members will […]