Author: Mike Cunningham

Born in England in 1940 in the middle of the Blitz, the youngest of three brothers, he survived an early death after a gas leak filled his bedroom in Jarrow. His sister, who was born ten years later, died at a tragically-early age of sixteen from leukaemia. He joined the Merchant Navy after an Engineering education, and spent seven-odd years living a footloose existence at sea, but met the light of his life, the girl who is now his wife of now forty-seven years while in London. Lived in South Africa for eighteen years while raising three kids, all of whom are now Engineers of varying disciplines themselves. Worked in Africa, and then in England in heavy Engineering, on water, sewage, power and electricity projects, watching the steady decline, in Great Britain, of all types of manufacturing and engineering excellence for the next twenty-five years. This decline mainly due to a combination of political interference and political ineptitude. Likes and loves his family, giving special attention to the three Grandsons who are all both independent and always smiling! Is very proud of his three adult kids. Interests range from politics to blogging and writing, from classical music to photography. Is taking a special interest these days in local council political matters. He has had two books published, one of which is a book in both print and Kindle, and is a novel about Right-wing politics, with four more available as e-books. Politically, he is inclined towards the Right, but is constantly depressed by what is on offer on that side of the political divide. Dislikes the very idea of the European Union, and is forlornly awaiting any Party to keep their promises regarding that bureaucracy-ridden place by the offer of a Referendum. High on any wish-list is an importation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States into the political life of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so that once more Freemen can speak Freely, without recourse to euphemisms and double-speak!

‘America is better than this’

I have often written pouring scorn on the brutal policies of Communist China, especially in regard to the forced abortions, the deliberate policy of a one-child family, enforced legally throughout China’s so-called hospitals, where the impersonal and dehumanising law which…

Shake it all about!

Been having some trouble with either R.S.Injury or Carpal Tunnel thingy: don’t know which, but really painful: the result of too much mouse and trackpad work, and keyboard hammering. Wrist really painful, upper arm and muscles also painful. Bought a…

Death: where is thy sting?

The first casualty of war is Truth, the second is objective journalism. The first part of that sentence is taken from Aeschylus, a Greek philosopher, and the second is a paraphrase of a speech by John Pilger, the journalist and…

When ya’ gonna’ learn?

The image is, or rather should be, both instantly recognisable and utterly revealing. Recognisable because of the sinister Swastika flags, evil emblem of the Nazis, in the famous photo of the first of the ‘book-burnings’ ordered by the murderous group…