All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower

 The Grenfell Tower. Still, the horrors unfold. Naturally, we all want answers but they are slow in coming which means anger boils like tar in a cauldron; a simmering brew of hurt stirred to rage by the impotent feelings of utter frustration. Do we blame Theresa May for this tragedy? Is she the one who is responsible, the one who is accountable for this horror? … Continue reading All Along The Watchtower

Here We Go Again - Putting The Pound Before People

Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

Grenfell. The big question on everyone’s mind is how did this happen?  Yes, how? That’s a question for another day.  The possible answer is awful, and I won’t even go there.   The fact is that people lost their lives in terrible circumstances, and guess what, this might have been prevented. My more immediate question is ‘why?’  This fire, (however it started) didn’t need to … Continue reading Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

  Hooray, or Hoorah, we’ve all won … and we’ve all lost.  What an extraordinary election result!  I spent an evening as an outsider  in a Stroud pub where the new Labour MP and his supporters were ‘over the moon’ celebrating his return and the election result. I am happy for Stroud, and Kensington, and Brighton, and where I live.  Okay but …  has anything … Continue reading A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

system failure

System Failure

And as our supremo supercomputer Maybelline attempts to obey her contradictory commands, the integrity of the entire system is at risk. Does Maybelline not know that it is defective, that metaphorically speaking there is ladder in her tights, and that something has gone ‘orribly wrong? No, not her, because these mechanisms, however realistic they appear on the surface, are fundamentally lacking in self-awareness.  Maybelline cannot … Continue reading System Failure

The Dark Side Of The Moon

The Dark Side Of The Moon

It was a case of whether Theresa May could weather the storm, or whether she couldn’t. The outcome always being in the hands of the British electorate, who, like the Pink Floyd song, cling on in quiet desperation trembling in fear of change, any change. The austerity we as a population have had to endure ensures the weak exist whilst the rich live. The same conceit was … Continue reading The Dark Side Of The Moon

Bravo Ireland!

Bravo Ireland! 

With all the election anxiety here in the UK, how refreshing to read about Ireland’s newly elected prime minister.  Once considered the most conservative country in Europe, it is nothing less than a miracle that Ireland has voted in favour of inclusivity and openness. For decades, young people left Ireland’s shores for a future elsewhere. LGBT people came to England to find tolerance and acceptance, … Continue reading Bravo Ireland! 

So Who Should I Vote For?

So Who Should I Vote For?

I might vote for an ex-chocolate family philanthropist candidate?  Then, I’m off on holiday. Confused and reluctant I tuned in late to the circus of Question Time to get some idea of how to vote. These are the fantastic UK election showcases, hustings where there is no direct debate,  and where we are asked to think about questions like,  would you press the red button … Continue reading So Who Should I Vote For?

Corbyn or May? No Contest

Corbyn Or May? No Contest

Jeremy Corbyn is no saint, nor would he claim to be, but the vitriol in the media is astonishing.  He is being touted in the press as a loser, a terrorist sympathiser, anti-monarchist and a threat to national security. He is being shown in photographs apparently cuddling up to the leaders of the IRA, and he is being vilified a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, … Continue reading Corbyn Or May? No Contest