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!

‘Standing Room’ only!

There are messages, and statements aplenty, on the efficacy, content and outcome of the ‘kneeling’ protest against America’s Flag, Anthem and indeed ethos of the America which I have come to understand and respect for more years than I can…

Too Early?

Following from the disastrous hurricanes in the Caribbean; there comes news of our very own disaster:[   ESSEX HURRICANE APPEAL                                                       A major hurricane (Hurricane Shazza) and earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Essex in the early…

all the speech that they allow

Well, in all the furore about ‘free speech’, and of course the closing down of ‘controversial speakers by the antifa movement, especially at UC Berkely, an online news outlet has capitalised on the forced limiting of access to the meeting by…

Today; versus Yesterday

A disturbing photo (and comment) Tweeted by a gentleman named Mark Collet says it all really.   But much more disturbing is the reply photo, complete with inset comment. As an aside; although living only some twenty-odd miles from Seaham, I have…

A Bunion: or an Unborn baby

The Medical Gauleiter, Professor Lesley Regan, has decreed that her  Medizinisch Geburtshilfe Alter Kämpfer , formerly known as the The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will push the May Government for a complete decriminalisation of abortions after a secret ballot by…

Love it, or hate it!

To: Customer Care <customercare@humdinger-foods.co.uk> Subject: Allegedly Marmite flavoured Cashews   I write in reference to your Oven-baked Cashews having Marmite flavouring.   If you wish to market these items correctly, I would suggest taking the lid off the jar of Marmite before…

Smart meters?

We who live in the United Kingdom have been bombarded with t.v. adverts, leaflets, special offers (time-limited), all in the sacred name of the so-called Smart Meters: to be offered and fitted into every UK property on both grids. We are…

There is nothing quite like a Dame!

At times of tragedy, such as the latest attempt to attack British people going about their business, we should not forget the other aspects of life in Britain today. Because some Muslim mecca-facing head-banger gets his explosive mixture wrong (again)many residents…