Sunday, 9 November 2014
Health is a devolved issue and this documentary makes clear that it describes what is happening to NHS England only and not Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. No wonder they won't allow an English Parliament with powers at least equal to that of Scotland. An English Parliament would stop this and perhaps much else dead.
Friday, 24 October 2014
I remember watching, as a boy, a programme in which the grandiose building schemes of the great landed aristocrats of the eighteenth century were presented and examined. One of the points made was that the movement away from the strictly formal gardens of the renaissance towards the informal parks that still surround baroque palaces and Palladian mansions required a shift to long-term thinking and the avenues of mature indigenous trees lining the approaches to those houses were planned and planted by men who knew they were never to see them in their full glory. That's rather what Richard North is doing in the video above. Unfortunately, we live in the age of the instant garden make-over and far too many voluble and opinionated people think that all we need do is grub up the knot garden and all will automatically be beautiful and verdant again.
I don't think an exit referendum can be won but if we have any chance at all of getting out Flexcit is it, and if the referendum is lost 'it' provides a solid base for the long march to the next one, should it ever come.
As an aside, it is disappointing to see so few under sixty present. I suppose that a yearning for freedom cannot grow in the hearts of the young until they have suffered decades of brutal oppression, as in eastern Europe before the iron curtain was hacked down. However, we haven't the time for a slow awakening: we are moving rapidly into an age in which technology makes any form of dissent impossible because it will literally be unthinkable.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Can you see any evidence of even the trace of a brain at work there? Nor can I. Christ almighty and God help us.
As an aside, the handclapping seemed a little thin as she appeared to confuse the 'British apple' with the English. Is she that stupid or simply that ambitious?
As a further aside, why do Oxford PPEs seem to lead to 'success' for so many over-qualified mediocrities? Mightn't she be more productive fobbing off customers at Tesco as her Fuhrer did at Carlton Television?