Fight Or Flight

Readers of our blog ‘The Social Contract’ could view this article as part II & you never know it might become a trilogy!     I want to address the concept of living & working where you are treated best rather than enduring a degrading environment & being treated worst. British culture in common with many nations,... Continue Reading →

Winter Of Discontent #2

Sometimes bad news permeates & seeps into our consciousness over a period of time.  I refer here to the gradual worsening of supply of goods & utilities across the UK and parts of Europe that has been gathering pace in the last few months. During the last few weeks the UK, which, as an island,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Get Old In The UK!

In the last few days, the British Government announced a supposedly ‘radical’ upheaval to the provision of social care in England. For ease, we can define social care as the delivery of residential care for the elderly when it becomes impossible or inadvisable for the individual to stay in their own home. The UK has... Continue Reading →

Talibank

Amidst the human tragedy seen throughout Afghanistan in August 2021 as the Taliban forces wrested control from the pro-western government, is a powerful financial machine which funds the Islamists & explains why it was possible to take over, in less than 2 weeks, a country with 40m people. The Talibank is alive and well. A... Continue Reading →

The Overton Window

Talk to anyone of a similar generation to the sadly departed UK’s Duke of Edinburgh (husband & consort of HRH Queen Elizabeth) and they bemoan the lack of quality in the political ruling class we seem to have these days. I’ve been fascinated by this generational comparison of politicians for quite a while & I... Continue Reading →

Some Lives Matter?

Civil unrest will escalate to levels not seen since for 50 years in many G20 countries. A sobering but non-controversial prognosis I know. But hidden away in all the causes and effects of state reactions to COVID is a root cause of this unrest - an unintended consequence - that democracy may struggle to recover... Continue Reading →

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