English Education – ruined by ideological dogma?

England used to have a very good and efficient state funded secondary school educational system. It was a selective in nature and attempted to stream children according to their ability, determined at aged eleven. Those deemed to be the most intellectually able and have strong academic skills went to Grammar Schools and those with a […]

British Democracy – Dead as a Dodo?

The Dodo went extinct over three hundred years ago, but when was the ultimate demise of our Country’s democracy? Indeed have we ever really had any true democracy here? Or was it just a desert type mirage? Oh yes, we have all got the vote nowadays, BUT we still have no real say, have we? […]

The NHS is in death throes – – can it be brought back to Life?

There is a lot of hand wringing and wailing as the National Health Service faces death. It has been under the death sentence and on death row again ever since the Conservatives regained power five years ago, with the support of their cohorts the LibDems. Outpourings of grief from professionals far & wide, but not […]

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 […]

British Justice on ‘Trial’ – verdict ‘found GUILTY’?

Our politicians have let us down when it comes to ‘justice’ haven’t they? It is always a major plank though in their election speeches isn’t it – ‘Law & Order’? But they never deliver in practice do they? Oh yes, officially crime is falling and the statistics (except for sexual offences & shoplifting of course) […]

Islam ‘enough is enough’ surely – time for repression?

The Islamic faith seems to be out of control, doesn’t it? It has apparently simply become a terrorist organisation, rather than a respected religion don’t you think? It presents itself nowadays as an oppressive intolerant over-powerful force determined to overrun all other religions, take over the world and obliterate all ‘non-believers’, wouldn’t you say? Oh […]

The NHS in meltdown – was it predicted or predictable?

    Even those of us on the outside and ‘not in the know’ could have told you a year ago that the British Health Service after sixty five years was heading for the abyss. It was widely predicted by ‘those in the know’ that A&E was going to be in crisis last year – […]

UK General Election 2015 – Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics?

    Oh dear, the political war has started in earnest, hasn’t it? The big boys are out there already on the front line firing their bazookas. The problem we have got in Britain is that this is only the first week in January and the General Election isn’t until May, some 17 weeks away, […]

World Global Warming – is it really still with us?

Global warming ‘deniers’ still abound far and wide. Why is that you might wonder? Could it be perhaps that they have a vested interest in themselves benefiting from the ongoing use of fossil fuels, and their emissions into our environment of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, the so called greenhouse gases? Others, are possibly cynically […]