Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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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?

Monday, 3 May 2021

Child pornography arrests

German police have identified 400,000 users of a child pornography site called 'Boystown'. Four men have been arrested charged with running the site.

This blog maintains that these four, having been tried and found guilty should be shot. How could anyone mistreat little children in this way and then promote videos of the sickening behaviour for profit? It beggars belief that these men could  do this to poor innocents. They and all others like them deserve to die.

Now to the almost 400,000 others. Fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, grandsons. They have demonstrated their less than civilised proclivities and brought disgrace to them and their families. They ought to be shot dead but in an act of mercy not afforded to their victims we suggest they are castrated and  publicly shamed by restraining in stocks over several weekends. 

We have to wipe this crime from the face of the earth. 

SNP hatred of England

 What motivates the Scottish Nationalist Party?

They have been adamant that they want to leave a union of four countries to join a union of twenty-eight with the attendant loss of representation. They will have seen the relative poor performance of the EU with acquisition and distribution of drugs in the face of the Covid epidemic and yet the warning light hasn't been noticed. They continue to insist they will be better off despite a hard border with the rest of the UK, the need to adopt the Euro as currency, the falling revenue from oil and gas and the  fact that many Scots work in England.

This dogmatic insistence that Scotland leaves the United Kingdom cannot be as a consequence of reasoned argument. No! Surely it is down to a five century hatred of the English and the, for them, uncomfortable fact the the UK seat of Government is in Westminster. It sticks in the Scottish craw that  Holyrood isn't the ultimate arbiter of Scottish rule, a hurt that persists from the Scottish loyalty to the Rome based Pope and French alliances in the sixteenth century rather than the Protestant kings and queens.

It simply doesn't matter how well the EU does; it doesn;t matter how prosperous the Nation becomes; what matters is that Scotland and its folk do not appear to be under the English yoke, a half a millennium chip on the shoulder that will never go away. The SNP simply hate the English.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Freedom to speak the truth versus religious dogma.

 The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has asked Islamic countries to boycott Western states that allow the alleged, blasphemous characterisations of the prophet Mohammed.

So strong is his apparent belief in the prophet's veracity, I wonder that he ever, in quiet moments, considers why the non-muslim West seems so much more advanced than the Islamic States. Surely, under the guidance of their God they should be more advanced in technology and civilisation. The English speaking West has seemingly prospered despite the Qu'ran being written in Arabic. Why? Has he ever considered why, since the days of the Prophet, there has been no further clarification of the position, no further advice on whether Muslims should follow the Sunni or Shia practice. They are killing one another and yet no intervention from Him on high. There has been nothing, a deafening silence from the Almighty for millennia and yet to listen to the likes of Imran Khan we are talking of an omnipotent god.. 

To Imran Khan what I've said may be blasphemous but nonetheless is true. What he proposes is that freedom to speak the truth about religion should be outlawed whilst embracing, in the twenty-first century, the unverified 'truth' of religious dogma.

This blog maintains that religious belief in gods, unverified by rigorous scientific evidence, should be abandoned whilst adopting  a view that living bodies especially advanced forms have a spiritual dimension allowing for an understanding of the supernatural and the abstract. It is the view of this blog that churches and other places of worship should cease to pander to imaginary gods and instead heal the spiritually unwell in the same way that hospitals cater for the physically ill.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Football Betrayal

 In 2012 this blog lamented the sale of so many British companies to overseas buyers and investors.

Yesterday we heard of the formation of the European Super League, supported by the UK's top six clubs, mostly foreign owned, which will destroy the fabric of Football in Europe. This betrays the trust of fans who have followed their clubs for as long as a hundred and fifty years and is one of the bedrocks of communities. But what do the owners care? Nothing comes in the way of their greed. One feels that the prime motivators are the Americans. Dissatisfied that their sporting franchises cannot match the 4 billion global fans who regularly support (real) football the Americans turn to Europe. It is no surprise that the whole shebang is being backed by JP Morgan, an American Bank with global reach. Why should they do it? Simple: greed, unadulterated greed and an eye for the creation of a global brand. As for the fans; they don't give a damn about the people that turn out every week to support the Club they love.


Liverpool fc:  Fenway Sports Group. US

Manchester United fc: Manchester Utd fc. Major shareholders, Glazer family US

Manchester City fc: Sheik Mansour. Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates

Chelsea:  Roman Abramovich. Russia.

Arsenal: KSE, 100% owned by Stanley Kroenke US

Tottenham Hotspur: ENIC. Major shareholder Daniel Levy. UK 

As a Manchester City supporter I hope that all resources will be mobilised to repel this odious development that essentially removes the element of competition and promotes 'elitism'. This in turn means that for the chosen clubs there can be no prospect of failure and therefore eternal economic prosperity.

Throughout the lockdown due to the covid epidemic, watching football has been a joy for millions.

People not greed should motivate FIFA, UEFA and the UK government to stop this disgrace.  

Saturday, 17 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip

Today marks the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

This blog, staunchly royalist, wishes that the Prince Rests in Peace and would, were it of faith, echo the words of Theresa May in the Commons, that he: 'Rise in Glory'.

May her God save the Queen.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

British Justice- a joke 2

 A report in the Daily Mail again illustrates that British Justice is a joke.

Twenty years for pure evil. No respect for the victim whatsoever. She has been let down by a system and institution that is so full of its own importance that it cannot identify a fundamental flaw, namely the lack of consideration of victims, unheard in the clamour for justice of the accused. He will get counselling, rehabilitation, accommodation etc whilst the victims of his crime will get cold sympathy. It's crazy. The victim is dead; her life ended prematurely by an 'arsehole' who had no regard for her right to the chance of life. Instead of being maintained by the community, he should forfeit his life and his family made to make reparations to the family of the deceased.

Russian Torpedo

 Following my blog of the 5th, a report in the Daily Mail of 8th April 2021 suggests that the Russians are finalising the development of a new weapon, 'Poseidon'.

This is not a defensive weapon. Difficult to detect and almost impossible to stop, this huge torpedo can travel unseen across the globe and destroy utterly target cities and coastlines.

Tsar Putin has demanded it is ready for deployment in 2022. But why? For whatever reason, one can assume that it will make the rest of the world a less safe place.

Monday, 5 April 2021

Dangerous Times

 Thank goodness that there were no atrocities committed over the Easter time. However these are dangerous times.

It is reported that Russian troops have been seen massing on the border with Ukraine suggesting that they may be thinking of annexing the Eastern zone populated by many Russian speaking peoples. In the far East, the Chinese are flexing their military muscles by laying claim to more islands in the South China Sea and building new ones to house their ever burgeoning forces and promote their power. Could an invasion of Taiwan be imminent?

It is no coincidence that this adventuring comes at a time when both leaders of these countries have secured for themselves lifelong leadership. They have overturned custom in their personal quest to become respectively Tsar Putin and Emperor Xi Jinping.

What will the West do if the Ukraine and Taiwan are invaded? Both actions will precipitate a time of great tension. To do nothing will only legitimise the empire building and yet to oppose militarily might lead to World War. Trade embargoes seems the only solution but generally these only really effect the poor people and the leadership of these Countries consider this an irrelevency.

Now, I have some sympathy for this, apparently efficient form of government, getting things done, but it all depends on the man or woman at the top. If of good intent, like HM Queen Elizabeth II, all is good. However, history is full of evil Kings, Tsars and Emperors who have no regard for the people they rule. We shall watch with interest the course taken by these two all-powerful leaders.