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!

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…

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…

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…

But neither cake has risen!

The United States’ Supreme Court, and the British Supreme Court, have to muse and deliberate on two almost identical cases, both of which revolve around the idea and ideal of Religious Freedom and Conscience. The cake case from America revolves…

Grenfell: and beyond!

I have written, several times, in what can safely be described as scathing terms, of the actuality and aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Whether you agree with me or not, is perhaps beside the point. At least seventy-nine people died,…

When the Boat comes in!

Response from the UK Gov.:-   Government responded: When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy. As an independent Coastal State, we will regain our rights to manage our fisheries in…

The Hidden Camera never lies

WW2 vet enters Retirement Home in Atlanta 89-year-old James Dempsey, a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia, entered an Atlanta Retirement Home because he could not cope by himself. He died in agony, unable to breathe despite all…