John Major’s Warning
I’m not a fan of former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major. Not a fan at all. But so many of the warnings he gives in this interview about Brexit have been right on the money. Remember: this interview was given some weeks before the Brexit referendum.
Billy Bragg at Greenbelt
A video of Billy Bragg singing ‘Jerusalem’ at the Greenbelt Festival 2011
Let freedom ring
A beautiful visual poem for Martin Luther King Day from the SALT Project “No doubt Dr. King would want us to remember and celebrate all the people who made the march possible —inspiring us more than half a century later to keep working, marching, and fighting for jobs, freedom, equal rights, liberation, inclusivity, and a world in which Black lives truly matter.”
A National Disgrace That We’ve All Grown Used To
Lotteries have become deeply embedded in our national life and their corrosive effects seem to go unquestioned these days. But my view is that they are an evil influence and should be scrapped
Sometimes comedy gets to the truth much more effectively than a straightforward argument. In the comedy “The Thin Blue Line”, Rowan Atkinson’s Inspector Fowler has a sensible approach to issuing firearms permits. Ben Elton deserves more credit for this sitcom.
On the NHS
On Clement Attlee’s birthday, a reminder to myself of just how precious is Britain’s NHS