Children of the Damned

14th December 2017 4

When we were children my mother was extremely keen that we gave up our seats to the elderly on trains and buses; any show of reluctance, the slightest dragging of feet risked the threat of bedtime half an hour earlier than usual. I have reached that age when I am now the recipient of offers of a seat, too often … [Read on]

Donald and Liz should ride down the Mall in an Open Carriage

1st December 2017 4

Oh what an orgy of Americanophobia we heard today in Britain! Until I heard the media storm engulfing President Trump I did not realise he was behind the attack on the Twin Towers, that it was American soldiers not ISIS fanatics who threw homosexuals off tall buildings in Iraq,that it was an American right wing fanatic who slew teenagers at a … [Read on]

What did you sell to Saudi Arabia today Daddy?

29th November 2017 12

“According to Amnesty International, the US and UK have sold $5 billion (4.6 billion euros) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia since March 2015, helping it commit “gross violations” and “precipitate a humanitarian catastrophe.” Deutsch Welle. If your spouse works for the UK Foreign Office, deals in Saudi Arabia’s recent $2 trillion offer of Aramco shares on our stock market … [Read on]

The Tory Party’s People Trafficking Scheme

22nd November 2017 6

The Chancellor today issued an invitation to anybody who can can get to this country to buy a house with the assistance of the British taxpayer. Houses valued under £300,00 will not be liable to stamp duty. As no serious attempt has been made to control mass immigration and those who arrive, whether legally or illegally, have exactly the same … [Read on]

Schopenhauer on Twitter

28th October 2017 9

In the eternal life of fogeydom anything new is to be condemned. Twitter will addle our brains, mobile phones will give us brain tumours, the net will lead to a paralysing illiteracy. Eventually, by epigenesis, babies will be born with their necks already angled toward their future mobile phone screen ……  Schopenhauer (1788–1860), a world class fogey, had this opinion … [Read on]

British Red Cross thinks its donors are too white

14th October 2017 3

3.9.17. British Red Cross chief Mike Adamson, £170,000 a year, claimed the charity found it difficult to help the victims of the Grenfell Disaster because its staff and volunteers were too white. He did not specify why it was too difficult, (did some of the black victims refuse blankets and tea from white hands?) but then went on to say … [Read on]

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