The London Tower block fire – the outstanding community spirit and unbelievable grief will subside only to be replaced by increasingly great anger?

Last Wednesday morning many of us woke-up to the dreadful scenes on television of a London twenty-four storey tower block containing some hundred-and-twenty flats, entirely engulf in flames. It was clear to us all then that there was very little hope for many of the 400 or more hundred souls, men women and children who […]

Julian Assange has escaped justice – but whose fault?

Well now, the bulk of the UK’s population probably don’t even recognise the name of Julian Assange, or even if they do, they nevertheless still wouldn’t know what he might or might not have done wrong, would they? To start with, it is important to be acquainted with the reason this man has come into […]

The ‘Civil Liberties’ of Terrorists – much more important than the ‘Lives’ of innocent British men, women, and children victims?

A further terrorist plot succeeded in London last Saturday night – no surprise there then as we all knew that the authorities aren’t actually in control of that aspect of our lives anymore, didn’t we? How did we know, then? Because they have told us so, and told us so, time and time again, haven’t […]

A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

The aftermath of Manchester’s grief – needed words of wisdom and comfort?

   Twenty-one years ago, in Manchester, England, on Saturday 15 June 1996 in the very late morning, a bombing attack was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. They detonated a 1,500-kilogram truck bomb on Corporation Street in the centre of Manchester [the biggest ever bomb the IRA ever exploded on the British mainland, […]

A Terrorist attack in London – the naivety of the response?

Just two weeks ago, about this time on Wednesday afternoon, a lone-wolf deranged Muslim terrorist, no doubt inspired by others and terrorist propaganda, carried out an 82 second attack at the heart of British democracy in Westminster London. The atrocity started with him deliberately mowing down crowds of many dozens of pedestrians on the pavement […]

Big Charities – should YOU give them a penny?

     We are all constantly in the UK inundated, indeed well-so in our faces, with heart rendering pleas for us ordinary people (mostly working-class however because THEY are the most generous?) to urgently donate money to apparently needy and worthy causes, desperate for our hard-earned cash, aren’t we? We are told incessantly that even our […]

‘Loyalty’ and ‘Self sacrifice’ – replaced by ‘Unfaithfulness’ and ‘Greed’?

It must be strange for the current generation to hear the stories from the last one about society’s values in the times gone by, don’t you think? Those of us from that generation must often warmly recount our reminiscences, of not only what life was like and the way people were, in our prime time, […]

DON’T criticise the JUDICERY –Judges will lock you up?

Unbelievably perhaps, the current President of the Supreme Court, indeed one Lord Neuberger, had the temerity to use the ‘media’ to criticise the ‘media’ for its coverage (though probably unfair and undoubtedly vitriolic) of the UK’s Courts’ interference in the Government’s triggering of Article 50, that was needed to ensure that Britain left the European […]

The inspirational ‘making of Chelsea Cameron’ of Dundee – a story of HOPE?

  Now 18, Chelsea Cameron grew up watching her drug addict parents pass out while dealers hammered on the door The news wires in the UK have been buzzing today (and rightly so) on the release of an ‘open letter’ from Scottish teenager Chelsea Cameron to her drug addict parents. It is an astoundingly moving set […]