Bring Back British Rail: Jeremy Corbyn the only choice.

Yesterday I went up to London with my family: my brother, my two sisters, and my niece, Beatrix. We caught the 10.24 from Whitstable. This is the earliest direct train to Victoria in off-peak hours. There used to be two trains an hour going to Victoria. Now there is only one. It used to take anContinue reading “Bring Back British Rail: Jeremy Corbyn the only choice.”

Let’s show refugees our compassion

You will have seen the front page headline of the Gazette last week: “Fury over plans to house refugees”. I was a little puzzled by it. Someone obviously doesn’t know the meaning of the word “fury”. To quote my on-line dictionary: “unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion”. So is someone on Vulcan Close roused to violent anger at theContinue reading “Let’s show refugees our compassion”

“Fury” over plans to house refugees

Front page of the Whitstable Gazette last week: “Fury over plans to house refugees”. Pardon? Did I hear that right? There’s an unused building in Whitstable; there’s  some homeless, traumatised children – that’s the meaning of the term “unaccompanied minor” – and somebody is “furious” about it; someone objects? What has become of us, thatContinue reading ““Fury” over plans to house refugees”

Party politics

Let’s have a revolution for fun New Statesman & Society 29th July 1994 Photographs by Dave Hendley Awake. awake O sleeper of the land of shadows, wake!  expand! I am in you, and you in me, mutual in love divine: Fibres of love from man to man thro’ Albion’s pleasant land. William Blake: Jerusalem.  Continue reading “Party politics”

Is this the world we want to leave our children?

I’ve just spent the day with my beautiful granddaughter Bella. “Bella” means “beautiful” in Italian. I had a dream about her a few weeks ago. In the dream I was coming down the stairs in a very crowded place. Bella was at the bottom of the stairs, a long way away, but when she spottedContinue reading “Is this the world we want to leave our children?”

It’s offensive how banks try to play with our emotions

Have you noticed how the banks have been trying to humanise themselves through their adverts recently? I first noticed it with the Nationwide advert which was aired in the run-up to Father’s Day. It’s a real tearjerker. I won’t go into the details as I’m sure you will have seen it. Suffice it to sayContinue reading “It’s offensive how banks try to play with our emotions”

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