POWER STATION PLANS BLOCKED:

January 14, 2018

http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/local-news/sldc-throws-out-old-hutton-power-station-plans/

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POLICY OR POLITICS?

January 11, 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42639359

PREPARE A MEAL, PREPARE FOR LIFE:

January 8, 2018

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-21/we-should-stop-outsourcing-and-cook-together/8768212

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/10/australias-akubra-hat-girl-kills-herself-after-online-bullying-family-says.html

IDENTITY:

January 1, 2018

GREAT! to see that the ‘old’ U.K. passport is making a comeback. But because of modern technology (fitting in machines etc) it can’t be exactly like it was. But for those who yearn for the real McCoy, make a wallet and put your new pseudo ‘old’ passport in it! This wallet is made from cardboard taken from a street map and the new passport slips inside. A piece of plastic is stapled to the inside back to keep it in place. The image is copied from the Net and pasted on the front – voila! Identity back!


https://news.sky.com/story/british-passports-will-go-back-to-blue-after-brexit-ditching-eu-burgundy-11180518

A SLIP-UP:

December 30, 2017

The P.C. brigade has invaded the British forces; Notices have gone up at a military academy advising the use of gender-neutral words to comply with “modern sentiments”. “They include saying “human resources” instead of “manpower” and “humanity” as opposed to “mankind”.” Shouldn’t it be; “hu resources” and “huity” respectively? I’d imagine that women who’ve been abused or feel undervalued or disrespected would be more offended by the way they are TREATED rather than the traditional language which is used. As for the word “chaps”, any civilised organisation would address a mix-gender group with “ladies and gentlemen” as they always have.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/military-chiefs-order-armed-forces-11756553

But I’ve also made a slip-up. It should of course be “gentleladies and gentlemen!”

BLURRED VISION?

http://www.express.co.uk/news/899417/Cherie-blair-newsnight-gender-equallity-economic-smart-economics/

PRESIDENT TRUMP:

December 26, 2017

THE STATE VISIT

Whatever ones’ opinion of Donald Trump is, as democratically elected president of the United States he should be afforded the same reception as previous presidents. To deny him this on the grounds of possible social unrest is submitting to bullying. Just because we invite him to meet the Queen with all the pomp and ceremony doesn’t mean that we endorse his views.

THE “WORKING” VISIT

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5055969/donald-trump-to-make-working-visit-to-the-uk-in-february-despite-public-spat-with-theresa-may-over-tweets/

OVERLOAD OR DEGENERATION?

https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/23/donald-trump-speaking-style-interviews/

“WORKING” VISIT CANCELLED

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/11/donald-trumps-february-working-visit-britain-cancelled/

ZIP PLAN:

December 22, 2017

A tranquil and beautiful part of the English Lake District could become a “gravy train” for a commercial company. “Treetop Trek Ltd” wants to string zip wires over the lake Thirlmere as part of an “activity hub”. The planning application is currently being processed.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/say-no-to-zip-wires-across-thirlmere

ORDER, ORDER:

December 19, 2017

Newspapers have been blamed for the vitriolic reaction from social media towards those M.P.s who defeated the government over Brexit.
Newspapers have been around long before the Internet was even conceived and their existence has played a major role in British democracy. It’s not up to journalism to change its tune but for social media to put its house in order.

PLEASE SIR CAN I GO TO THE TOILET?

December 16, 2017

How demeaning to see Britain grovelling to the E.U. mandarins to come to a trade deal. Apparently our homework is now good enough and we can now go out to play. I know that the “divorce” is complicated and people’s wealth and livelihoods are at stake but is it worth losing our dignity. No one really knows if we would be better or worse off without a deal. In the short term I suspect that there would be job losses and standards of living would fall but we would have recovered from that and retained our self respect.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/893171/Brexit-news-Hans-Olaf-Henkel-UK-European-Union-EU-trade-agreement

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/904519/Brexit-Spain-Andalusia-Murcia-Canary-Balearic-islands-Madrid-EU-UK-tourism

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200165?reveal_response-yes

WHY THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE WILL NEVER HAPPEN:

December 13, 2017

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/412844-united-europe-martin-schulz/