Why Britain MUST have the Trident replacement – NOT?

Fat Man A-Bomb Nagasaki Trident launch     Britain already has a shed load of nuclear bombs. The current method of attack delivery is the submarine Trident system, but after thirty five years this is nearing its ‘best before’ date. The cost of replacement (a hundred billion pounds over forty years?) to be operational in […]

Britain was an original Nuclear Power – so let’s keep Trident?

Fat Man A-Bomb Nagasaki Trident launch Seventy years ago Britain played its full part in the US dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, wiping out a quarter of a million people, (half of them slowly) and mostly civilians [the standard military excuse of ‘collateral damage’ won’t wash on that one will it?].  Somehow or […]

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 […]

Populations everywhere are growing like ‘Topsy’ – who will put a stop to it?

The human population of the World has reached well over seven billion now [that is a snapshot say of 7,293,109,900] and increases by two or three babies a second [indeed the population has doubled in fifty years]. This population trend has far reaching implications for our descendents – the facts are that more people are […]

Our military troops – thugs & born killers or not?

   Britain has a long and distinguished ‘fighting’ history – we are an island you see that has historically been regularly invaded and the defenders conquered by stronger forces, wouldn’t you say? In those days it was fight for yourself, your family, your possessions, your community, or die, wasn’t it? But that history has left […]

UK Immigration is a hot topic – too hot to handle?

The general public in Britain have been worried about immigration for decade upon decade upon decade. It certainly was an issue as early as the late nineteen sixties – in those days it was all about black migrant people swamping this Country – now it’s all about the Poles and other eastern Europeans isn’t it?. […]

Rags & RICHES – STILL with us in the United Kingdom?

> It used to be Rags to Riches, but now it is simply Riches to Richer, isn’t it? ‘Rags to Riches’ used to be a widespread phrase that described the kind of success in life to be admired by all and sundry (particularly in the United States certainly – the American Dream no less!) – […]

Russia’s Vladimir Putin – what’s his game then?

  What do most of us in the public know about Vladimir Putin apart from him being the current longtime leader of Russia? Not a lot probably? Like many Russian leaders before him, he is a bad piece of work (you will have heard of some past infamous deeds & names – Lenon, Trotsky, Stalin, […]

The Internet, the World Wide Web, Web Pages, e-Mail, Search Engines, Google, Smart Phones, Broadband, Catch-Up TV, On-Line shopping, Satellites – what the hell is all that about then?

In the so called “developed” countries we benefit from (suffer from?) a great deal of technology these days. In some other counties they can lead a more normal simpler life can’t they? Most of us don’t understand the bulk of it – and why should we – but surely we are just forced into making […]

“Capitalism” – the death-knell for us all, for mankind?

You may not have heard the church bell ring – the toll that announces death; perhaps it has simply fallen silent as it did increasingly in England from the 19th century. The cynical ones amongst us will link that will the rise of capitalism perhaps? Capitalism can be likened to a society which deems success […]