My mum would have been 100 this year, though she made 92 and saved our country. My dad only made 62 but he saved the country too. My mum was only 19 when she signed on for the duration of WW2 in the ATS. My dad was 3 years older in 1939 and had already … Continue reading Where were YOU on VE anniversary day?
Everyone who voted, either way, in the UKs Brexit referendum of 2016 should read this book. Equally it will be extremely enlightening to those of you who are not U.K. citizens/nationals and want to understand Brexit a little better and to consider a philosophers view of identity, the nation state, English Common Law, secularism, globalisation, … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #16 Where We Are, The State of Britain Now
At a time when we are all trying to be positive minded, community spirited, mutually supportive during this global virus, there have been examples of scams and fraud taking place, as well as people actually spitting at police officers. Rarely is anyone named, caught, or prosecuted. Late yesterday however I came across a post on … Continue reading These people are very, very SICK!
SIR ROGER SCRUTON, has died aged 75. He was a philosopher and academic variously identified as “one of the nearest things Britain has to a public intellectual”, Britain’s favourite “token reactionary” (his own description), and even “the thinking man’s skinhead”. As one of the most contentious figures in British public life, Scruton operated as an … Continue reading A Light Has Gone Out Across England!
I read an article from Ed Husain on New Years Eve, a rallying cry for optimism and positiveness. It stirred me into thinking about the divisiveness that has spread across our country since the EU Referendum of 2016, and how politicians (though not all of them) call for a healing process as we finally leave … Continue reading Pessimism is the Parent of Divisiveness