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!

Rev. W. Awdry loses Tender bid for HS2 works.

I was composing a piece about George Osborne, China, trade and HighSpeed2, when I remembered a Post which I wrote about David Cameron, China, trade, and Taiwan. I realised that, by swapping Osborne’s name for Cameron, I might not need…

Totally green and compliant!

As I sit back, enjoying my carefully-selected and recorded tv programmes: a strange feeling and question have occurred to me. Just in the past day and evening, as the professionally-filmed adverts of all these shiny cars flash onto the screen;…

Cause; and effect.

Time after time, we see the problems caused directly by the actions of politicians who simply do not understand the ramifications of their policies, orders, and statements. When President Bush Senior agreed with his generals to halt the pursuit and annihilation…

Follow the Money!

Sport: Definition: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Sport England budget for 2014-15………..£323 millions I have often written about the true lunacies of those who take…

A true European Hero

James just about hits the nail square with his post, and his deductions and forecasts are absolutely correct. I have been stating the same in my writings for years, but it is just a little bit late, as the clowns…

Shocked, but also horrified!

When something terrible happens immediately beside or in front of your eyes, you have a right to be shocked. As I recall, I stood stock still, not knowing or indeed comprehending the death which I had just missed; as the…