Category Archives: Politics

The FTSE’s faulty and the Dow is down

I don’t claim to be an expert when in comes to economics; in fact, all that FTSE and Dow Jones stuff is just meaningless numbers to me, and I expect it’s the same for many other people. However, the recent … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Bombs and Cherry Blossoms

Born in Tokyo in 1909, Midori Naka was a well-known stage actress of the Shingeki style. In early 1945, Naka became lead actress in the Sakura-tai (Japanese for ‘Cherry Blossom Unit’), a newly formed mobile theater group. Later that year … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | Leave a comment

Buesseler and Blanch

On this 70th anniversary of atomic bombs being dropped on two heavily populated Japanese cities, it’s rather depressing that Japan is restarting its nuclear reactors, which have all been shut down since the Fukushima disaster began more than four years … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | Leave a comment

Down the Rabbit Hole

I would guess that most people outside of the UK won’t have much interest in the Labour Party leadership contest. Normally, most people who live in the UK wouldn’t have much interest, either. In 2015, though, the leadership contest has … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | Leave a comment

Port Simpson to Prince Rupert

In June, Dana Durnford arrived home after spending 160 days on the ocean, an epic voyage which he calls the ‘Expedition for Life’. Dana lives on the Sunshine Coast, the mainland and chain of islands that stretches for a hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | Leave a comment

A Very British Coup

In recent posts I’ve talked about how the media have become a complete joke (here), in fact the media are corporate controlled, and corporations put money/profit above everything else, which means that the agenda with respect to politics is firmly … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Flora and Fauna and Fission

In my previous post I was banging on about a tv programme that was broadcast in Australia at the weekend. It was called Spies, Lords and Predators and was an expose of the Westminster child sex abuse scandal. The programme … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Science | Leave a comment

A Royal Smokescreen

Yesterday the Sun published 80-year-old home movie footage from the grounds of Balmoral Castle, in which a laughing Elizabeth, her mother, Prince Edward (later Edward VIII) and Princess Margaret, were shown making Nazi salutes. The media have been full of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

An Honours Degree and a Maiden Speech

Mhairi Black is the new MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Under the banner of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she won the seat from Douglas Alexander, shadow Foreign Secretary, with a comfortable majority. At 20 years old, Mhairi is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

A Statistical Reminder of a World That Doesn’t Care

When I left school in 1980, at the age of 16, there were two million people out of work in the UK. Margaret Thatcher had come to power the previous year and the UK economy was in turmoil. In 1980, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment