Drains On The Economy…

Devastated friends of Daniella Obeng, 32…said the mother-of-one was forced to look for work overseas after her benefits were cut. She had been living with a brain tumour and epilepsy meaning she suffered ‘silent seizures’. But Ms Obeng, from Manchester,…

Net neutrality

Years ago, blogger Tom Paine and I were having a spot of lunch and he noted that I write in a quite personalized way on topics. Yes I do because issues are how we see them, translated into blogposts. Depersonalized…

Je ne suis pas ‘Charlie’!

It is an accepted fact of Western Life that we all exist under a definite level of Censorship. No Western publication, in fact no world-wide Publication, will print or publish anything which is contrary or condemnatory to Islamic thought, Teaching…

The whole sorry Westminster saga

Best way to put this is via a series of tweets: 1. 1/5 David Cameron assured the British people that the vote would be implemented, there is no ambiguity in this: pic.twitter.com/NLpAcRTgqc — Deplorable James (@JamesHghm) December 14, 2017 2.…

The clever programming of society

There’s nothing wrong with putting a viewpoint strongly in a fair forum but it crosses the line when clandestine tactics are used to push it, including dishonest subterfuge and nobbling the other side. If you attack something quite clearly bad,…

Not Just Deaf, But Also Tone Deaf…

Deaf people – those whose preferred language is sign and belong to the capital D “Deaf community” – have had to fight for their rights, language and culture against this oppression. In that context, the strong feelings of an unrepresentative…

The News

Comments on two pieces of news: The Last Jedi bash Confession time – having seen the stills of the film, there was just something offputting about the characters, their look, plus the natural position on modern films that they’re rubbish…

Holiday time for the Headwrappers

Loyola University Chicago (often referred to as Loyola or LUC) is a private American Catholic research university located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1870 by the Jesuits, today Loyola is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation and…

You can never go back

Great post at Bill Sticker’s: There are sayings that “You can never go home again.” or “You can’t cross the same river twice.” and now ten years after Mrs S and I began our Canadian adventure I find there is…

Tomorrow: In Jerusalem!

Many observers, myself included, were wondering why, along with all the triumphs and troubles within his Administration, Donald Trump would theoretically pick a fight with every Muslim country within the Islamic crescent by announcing that America would be moving her…

Bringing politics into sport

An amusing enough article at the Beeb [who wish to teach kids about fake news] but the implications are still interesting: ‘I don’t think I would be allowed’ – Mourinho on Guardiola’s ‘political message’ Guardiola has recently worn a yellow…