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Monday, 21 June 2021

Prof. Brian Cox talks 'time'.

 Last Saturday's BBC 2 programme on spacetime, a look back on the science of Professor Brian Cox gave no new insight into the nature of time. In one way, at least, it seemed contradictory in its thoughts on entropy. On one hand the arrow of time, the messenger of entropy pointed to the low entropy start to the universe, always increasing. But then, at the last, showed the universe returning to the well ordered, low entropy, finale of nothingness in the future.

The narrative was still the unchanging assumption of the Big Bang with its attendent assumption that all of time and space was created in one instant. There was a moment to challenge this when he discussed the deep sky photograph whilst explaining that the universe was expanding but he was unmoved whilst hinting that it may be possible to glimpse the future.

What he failed to say was this might be someone else's future. Why do scientists today, faced with intransigent problems shy away from other solutions such as the three-dimensional solution posited by the Davies Hypothesis at:


Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Biden's threats

What is it about these US Democrat Presidents and their support for the Republic of Ireland that they threaten the UK if we don't toe their partisan line. Biden, ahead of the G7 meeting later this week is threatening to veto any trade deal between the UK and America if we don't adhere strictly to the Brexit protocol on Northern Ireland despite it meaning that United Kingdom is no longer united?

We know that Biden likes to remind everyone that he has Irish roots but perhaps someone ought to remind him that when the chips are down it is not the Irish who come to US aid, it is the British. The Irish insist on neutrality in conflicts, their army serving as peace keepers only. They are not members of NATO and when the US fought in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea etc etc it was with the backing of the UK. Enough said. Instead of threatening the UK perhaps it would be better to come up with some pragmatic ideas to resolve the situation.

This blog suggests that it would be better for the Irish to leave the EU and form a trading union with the UK under the title of the United Isles of Western Europe. 

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Defender of the faithless

 A report deep inside the Daily Mail makes alarming reading for anyone concerned about the indigenous Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of the UK. It concerns a book, soon to be published written by Ed Husain after spending time in the Northern towns of Bradford, Blackburn & Dewsbury, visiting mosques and talking to the population.

Despite its low prominence in the paper it highlights the danger facing the Country in the future if its leaders don't recognise and then do something about the dangers of increasing areas coming under control of Islamic fundamentalists. Apologists can shrug this off as racist scaremongering, inciting hate attacks but the writing has been on the wall for some time. Many years ago my son was set upon by a gang of Pakistani youths in Cowley, Oxford. More recently we have multiple trials of mainly Pakistani men grooming and abusing vulnerable, very young white girls. Then there is the attacks on guardsman  Lee Rigby and on Westminster bridge, not to mention the cowardly attack at the Manchester Arena.

Not only that, but the Muslim Imams have introduced there own laws, often at odds with the British Common Law and jurisprudence.

To my mind the Government has to stop pussyfooting around and address this matter. They pay attention to the science when it comes to Covid but totally ignore it when it comes to the matter of faith in omnipotent, supernatural beings despite there being no evidence whatsoever to justify it.

I can see the problems. Politicians need the Muslim vote in elections and any move to proscribe either the religion or Sharia law will result in the loss of seats. One can understand why Jeremy Corbyn was so enthusiastic in his support for the Palestinians. Also, if one does away with Islam, on the basis of no proof, shouldn't one also proscribe Christianity and throw the Constitution into chaos. What would be the standing of the Queen who holds the position by virtue of her having been anointed and crowned in the sight of God. And Charles when he becomes King has said previously said he wants to be known as the 'defender of faiths'. By the time he gets there, there may be no faith left to defend. He might also reflect on whether or not his subjects revere Mohammed more than him.

Read the report and make your own mind up. If it tells us anything it is that there is little time left as the numbers of Muslims in the Country multiply by natural means and immigration both legal and illegal adds thousands to the numbers daily. I suggest that China and Burma have already recognised the danger. When will the British Government?

Friday, 4 June 2021

Shameful discourtesy at Napier Barracks

 A group of immigrants have taken their hosts, the British people to court over the conditions in Napier Barracks where they are held pending their claim to be allowed to stay. Bizarrely, the cost of this action is being borne by the same British people courtesy of legal aid awarded to a couple of British solicitors with previous for this type of action.

Where is the gratitude? Where is the recognition of the welcome given to these people with shelter, food, water and security? Could it be that these solicitors have put these poor people up to this brazen act of discourtesy to feather their own nests?

Who in the justice departments granted them legal aid from the public purse? The British taxpayers have a right to feel affronted by this disgraceful miscarriage of justice. The Napier Barracks were good enough for our soldiers, men and women prepared to give their lives for the Nation, but apparently not good enough for those who have contributed nothing but expect handouts and comforts at somebody else's expense. The immigrants, and no one begrudges them their seeking a better way of life, have free will to make their journey but the British taxpayers have no free will and yet are disadvantaged in a way only those on the legal profession can manage. They UK taxpayers should feel violated; the legal profession should be ashamed.

Half a Million

 Today marks a milestone in the blog as we mark half a million viewers after 961 items.

First published on 3rd April 2009 with a synopsis of my first novel, 'Apsaras. Shangri La'. It was intended as an announcement board for my literary works but in between publications the blog became a voice for more wider views on what was going on in the world.

Let us hope we can reach one million viewers within a shorter time scale than hitherto!

Monday, 31 May 2021

Shameless hypocrisy of the Churches

Yesterday (30th May 2021) we learnt that the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson married the mother of his child, Carrie Symonds.

The couple were married in the Roman Catholic, Westminster Cathedral despite Johnson having been a divorcee twice over, contrary to Catholic canon. It seems that the Church can ignore the previous marriages because they were conducted in an Anglican service and therefore null and void. It is as if these previous marriages, contracted in the eyes of God before witnesses never happened. That somehow the God of Abraham, the same God worshiped by Roman Catholics, didn't also bless these unions.

It's  also a bit duplicitous of the PM to seek this accommodation when he is a sworn servant of the crown, her Majesty, having been annointed Queen in the sight of the same God, so casually dismissed. 

It seems one can pick and choose what aspects of ones faith to follow as circumstance demands making a mockery of religion. Islam cannot escape the same accusation with its multiple interpretations and factions creating schisms amongst its supporters.It's no wonder that a greater number of people are abandoning organised religions as they realise what a great fraud they are.

Having made manifest your disdain for the Churches, make a start, Boris. Kick the Bishops out of the House of Lords.

Friday, 28 May 2021

Sackcloth and Ashes

 The UK government can't do good for doing evil over the Covid epidemic. As the date, 21st June, approaches there is widespread appeals for a delay because of the spread of the 'India' variant. Despite following scientific advice 127,000 people have died and the Labour Party have been keen to link the 'loved ones' of the deceased to an enquiry into 'hoped for' uncovering of malfeasance by the Tories. It's almost as if Labour would like the Government to wear sackcloth and ashes in mourning the dead, a penance for 'failing' the bereaved. In fact, it seems, the more dead, the better.

What is rarely pointed out is that the Government have a difficult balancing act to manage. It's not only control of the disease. Perpetual lockdown might help control the epidemic but it will ruin the nation's economy. It's no good having in a year's time a perfectly healthy community if there are no jobs, no businesses to go to. Boris Johnson knows this and in setting out his 'road map' has made a critical judgement based on the best advice available. 

It's strange that there is no clamour for an enquiry into deaths due to motor accidents from the Labour Party. No appeal for an enquiry to appease the bereaved  'loved ones' because of motor traffic incidents despite the numbers being comparable to those due to Covid. There is no demand for the banning of cars as a danger to life or for the Minister of Transport to wear sackcloth and ashes out of respect.

Why does the opposition parties feel the need to snipe at every move made by the Government, usually based on hindsight? Could it be that new Labour leader, Starmer, needs to be seen to be active? He could do worse than support the Government during this crisis instead of trying to make political capital out of every setback.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Penny Mordaunt - Don't you just love her?

 Following an exchange over the dispatch boxes in the commons, Penny Mordaunt, Paymaster General and MP for Portsmouth North demonstrated the gulf in class and intelligence between her and her Majesty's opposition.

Angela Rayner, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of  Lancaster, demanded an urgent question in the Commons hoping to paint a picture of Tory sleaze and cronyism. Michael Gove should have replied but in his absence Penny rose to deliver as measured a put down as many have seen, calm, ordered, precise and so damaging in its poignant targeting, Rayner had to resort to her mask to cover up her embarrassment. Priceless!

It is this gulf in intelligence that marks out the Conservatives as more likely to govern the people well a view currently shared by the electorate.

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The future of the Labour Party

 The polls suggest that the Labour Party are way behind the Tories despite the latter being in power for ten years or more. Recent elections have confirmed that many ex Labour voters, particularly in the north of the country, have switched allegiances; but why?

Could it be because the Labour Party was seen as the political wing of the Trade Unions and these have lost much of their influence with the decline of big industry. The biggest Unions, such as Unite, are those concerned with civil servants and because pay and conditions are subject to the public purse they are very limited in what they can do beyond sensible collective bargaining. In any case factors such as pay are determined by independant bodies with reference to the pay and conditions in the public sector.

So what can they do? They tried a form of communism, a socialist republic vision, under Corbyn but the public rejected that flat. The Party quickly took steps to change direction by changing their leader to Starmer but nobody now knew what the Party stood for. Not only that but the Parliamentary Labour Party is now composed of a diverse mixture of factions that seemingly will find it impossible to agree on anything. The remnant 'reds', the unforgiving 'remainers', the anti-zionists, republicans and their opposites. Starmer is struggling to find a clear message that would give any hope that a united Labour Party are fit to govern. Some suggest that could do worse than join the others with no identifiable role in life, the Liberal Democrats. Life is full of examples of the duality of nature. One such is the right way to govern and the other is the wrong way. If, at the polls, the public always choose the 'right' way then I can see that the Labour Party, as they currently are, are faced with years of electoral atrophy.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Electrifying the Channel Islands

 As part of the French response to fishing deals post Brexit, they are now threatening to cut the power supply to Jersey in pursuit of their objectives. Perfidious France??

However, it permits us to wonder why these islands and other remote districts can be so vulnerable to threats such as these. I have a solution.

Why can we not install on Jersey and the other islands, nuclear power stations using scaled up plants found on nuclear submarines?