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

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Sunday 30 September 2018

Marr- May interview Sept 2018

It is not, in my view, the BBC's role to hold the Government of the day to account. That is the job of Her Majesty's official opposition, currently the Labour Party. It was astonishing, therefore, that the BBC's presenter, Andrew Marr, should conduct an embarrassingly awful interview of the Prime Minister, so partisan it went beyond the bounds of politeness. Apart from repeatingly asking the same unanswerable questions of the type, 'what if..?.', he resorted to Corbyn's tactic of not listening to replies but asking the same fixed questions, rudely interrupting or talking over his 'guest'. At one point, referrring to a 'Grauniad' video of a Windrush 'victim', he vehemently prosecuted his view that came across as suggesting the PM, a former Home Secretary, was personally responsible for some sort of war crime.
For her part, Mrs May, tried to keep her temper but should have been firmer in dealing with the presenter's rudeness and frankly crass ignorance. Her Government's duty is to protect the Nation and that includes its financial well being. In this way the Government looks after the best interests of the tax payers. Her program includes weeding out those people who have illegally taken up residence in the Country, claiming benefits and evicting them. It is right and sensible.
If there is an administrative, man-made error, she regrets it but Marr's persistent attempts to  bully her into making some cringingly awkward personal apology was in bad taste. It should be remembered that many of the problems arose because the immigrants were inadequately documented at the time of a Labour Government. It is one thing to be an investigative journalist but another to be a boorish twat.
But then Marr was a Labour man; still is on this evidence, like his employers at the British Bolshevik Corporation..

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Trump's veiled message to the UK

In his speech to the United Nations it seemed to me that POTUS, Donald Trump, had a veiled message for the UK. First he emphasised that the US would always remain sovereign; nobody would dictate the  policies of the Country except the people of America. Unlike the UK who have accepted the law of an undemocratic EU. He seemed to be saying: what's taking you so long to get out? Brexit is a must.
Then he spoke of the benefits of Democracy and trade in building prosperity and banishing poverty around the world. He held up as an example, Venezuela, a Country, once prosperous, bankrupted by the Socialist policies of successive regimes.This at the same time as the Labour Party of the UK were holding their annual conference and John McDonnell, the deputy leader, was outlining his plans, unashamedly Socialist that paid no heed to the failures of the past.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Third of a million

This week marks the one third of a million views of 'Indaloblog'. Thanks to all who have taken the trouble to peruse the various articles. Please forgive me if I hope in the future that some of the views lead to the purchase of one of my very readable books. The best seller lists are full of books written by women; when you've read all the Jeffery Archer and Stephen Leather publications why not turn your attention to my Apsaras books about a Thai refuge or the Beautiful Saigh Valley stories of inns.

Sunday 16 September 2018

Character and DNA by Prof Plomin

American psychologist and geneticist, Professor Robert Plomin has come to a conclusion on what decides one's character. He says:

'DNA accounts for at least half the variance in people’s psychological traits, much more than any other single factor. Put simply, ‘nature’ trumps ‘nurture’ every time, and not just marginally, but by a long, long chalk.'

see Daily Mail report:

This is no more but considerably less than you would have learned by reading:
Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions

This work which challenges scientific orthodoxy, defines (possibly for the first time) consciousness and the primary role of DNA in establishing- along with nurturing - the character of a person. It also, tentatively puts forward an answer to why people sharing the same star sign have similar characteristics.

Not that anyone will take any notice. A copy of the work was mailed to the Daily Mail years ago but went without acknowledgement of receipt let alone a comment.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Motoring or the problems of motoring

With roads in the UK gridlocked and questions about the feasibility of electric cars rife I present the solution as given in my 2009 article in the Reader magazine.

The Ministry of Transport is looking at the problem in the wrong way. We do not need to have electric cars, we need to electrify the roads. In the same way that trolley buses operated, so we upgrade the system and put the electrics underground or under road.

To see how it all works click here

No recharging points or difficulties. Inexpensive. No car crime. No drink driving. No speeding. Policemen can fight crime, not motorists. No parking problems. Like the sound of that then read the bloody article.

Reference is made to my novel, 'Henry Bagshot'. This is available from Amazon under the title of 'The Lamb at Nettlesham'.