NOT SO MELLOW YELLOW

Very few people by now, are not aware of the activities of the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ (Yellow Jackets), and what is happening on the streets of Paris currently. This undeniably large, and disparate group of protesters, who refer to themselves collectively

THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

It always saddens me when iconic buildings with historical significance are destroyed. That sadness is compounded, however, when said buildings also have a personal connection to either myself, or to somebody I know, or have known. A case in point

WHERE’S TOMMY?

I would hazard a guess, that there are a lot of people out there, who, will not have heard about a court case which, is currently taking place at the Crown Court in Mold, North Wales, where a group of

IN MEMORIUM

Fifty-Two years ago today, at 9:30 in the morning, a colliery waste tip slid down a mountainside and slammed into the very heart of the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. The landslide engulfed a farm cottage,

LIKE A KIPPER

In the United States, this would be known as “gettin’ a real good asswhipping”, and here in the UK, it could be described as “getting a good spanking” or even “getting your arse handed to you on a plate” ….

NIL BY MOUTH

Please don’t add to an ongoing shit show, by showing your support (or donating any cash) for the following ‘Campaign’…. It is just another slush fund to line the pockets of Brian “Jesus” Gerrish, and all you are doing by

RESIDENT EVIL

In what now appears to be a clarification of my previous post, TOP BOYS, news has emerged of something, that although may be common knowledge to many of those who have spent time in a care home in the UK

TOP BOYS

As many people may already be aware, there have been, what can be accurately described as a ‘flood’ of online accusations, leveled at a number of people who have put themselves forward as Campaigners and/or spokespersons, who advocate for, and

THE DESOLATE YEAR (Revisited)

Now that the first, at least I think it’s the first, successful law suit against Monsanto has concluded, and rather satisfactorily, I may add, I was thinking about how many people, actually know anything about this company – other than

HERE WE GO AGAIN

‘Round and round and round she goes, where she stops? Nobody knows’ This post will be a kind of follow-up to the previous one, albeit the last one about this particular subject, as now a fuller picture is emerging, the

CLONES – SERIOUSLY?

In all conscience, I would not be able to settle if I sat back and said nothing about what may well be, one of the most misleading and wholly disingenuous mainstream media articles that I have read for many a

IT IS NOW

Peidiwch byth â meddwl gogon, there’s always 2022 …. Image Credit: WELSH NOT BRITISH

LOOPING THE LOOPS

As news reports are coming in thick and fast from around the world, and do seem to be supported by mainstream sources, it now appears that an important worldwide event has occurred. A rather odd creature, the once numerous ‘Thickus

A WORD TO THE WISE

Over the last few days, I have been looking for references which illustrate why so many people, both online and in the real world, appear to exhibit behaviour which is best described as a type of ‘madness.’ This madness, akin

A RESTORATION

Among the research for a history book I am currently writing, I happened upon an online news article from November 2011,  which outlined a campaign to raise funds to restore the neglected last resting place of a Great War pilot,

TODAY

Today, Saturday, 19 May 2018, is a rare day indeed. It is a day when it is perfectly acceptable to fly the Union Flag. As many as you want. It is also perfectly acceptable to be English, or to be

BRANCHING OUT

Going on the emails and the messages I have been receiving over the last few days, it appears that there is some concern that this site has not been updated with a new post – for a little over two

THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

Founded in 1826, ‘The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’, (mainly through the ministrations of  Lord Henry Peter Brougham ) despite being overlooked and largely forgotten by history, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance over the last few

DESTINATION DAMASCUS

The world’s media are desperately trying to whip up support for an all-out military assault on Bashar Al-Assad and Syria, based on what now appears to be yet another falsehood, and one which has followed a long line of other

POINTLESS

According to the BBC, the violent crime (specifically murder) rate in London has now allegedly  overtaken that of New York. ‘A spike in violent crime in London saw more murders committed in the city in February and March than there were