The journalist Robert Fisk has written an article in the Independent newspaper headlined:
"The poppy has become a symbol of racism – I will never wear one again. The Entente Cordiale which sent my father to France is now trash beneath the high heels of Theresa May, yet this wretched woman dares to wear a poppy"
Do you agree with this man who appears to think that we only commemorate the white British people who were killed in WW1 and WW2 when we wear our poppies, or are you like me, wearing a poppy with pride to remember the dead of all nations who lost their lives in those wars and all the wars, which have blighted this world since then and continue to do so. It is easy, with hindsight, to say that these wars should never have happened but sometimes we have to stand up for the downtrodden and fight against the megalomaniacs who want to control the world. As for Fisk's comment about Theresa May - I shall treat it with the contempt it deserves! Presumably, he is a Remainer, and possibly a Jeremy Corbyn fan, but would he have mentioned the shoes of a male Prime Minister?
To everyone in the UK touched by the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Manchester; you are in my thoughts and prayers! The ripples of your pain can be felt all around the world. The entire world grieves with you and prays for your strength.
I am fed up with the very mention of this subject. Nicola S________ is a total pest I can't spell nucance. She does not give a toss about government only her one track subject. My wife is English and worries sometimes about our hard-line element, o' to get back to a normal politic life as before.
What does this mean to you? I think men and women need to work together to solve the problems faced by women and men. Equality means so much more than equal opportunities and equal pay. Vacancies should be filled by the best person for the job. World wide women face issues that need us all to come together to enable positive changes to be made.
A new phenomenon has emerged recently, 'Fake News.' The BBC has been caught broadcasting it, Newspapers around the world, News channels and social media have all been guilty of using it. It seems to have emerged in the run-up to the American elections, celebrities have been caught lying to push their agendas for their preferred candidate. Facebook and Twitter are moving to censor what they believe to be fake news, they say they will fact check any news item to authenticate its validity. Who deems what news should or should not be allowed? This is censorship, incrementally encroaching on freedom of speech? THEY will choose which items of news to allow or not allow, they will choose and think for us. 1984 is here. Doublethink, Newspeak? Who will know what is real anymore. Frightening!
Those of you who have been reading the forum relating to NHS funding have seen my ideas vis á vis the use of the foreign aid budget. I am organising an e-mail petition to Parliament, which will read as follows:- “Cut foreign aid, and use all the monies saved to help the NHS, It is obvious that the NHS requires more financial help. This extra financial help could come from cutting the foreign aid budget.” I need the endorsement of five people so that my petition can be published: thus enabling people to vote in its favour. I believe that if I can get 100,000 signatories a debate can be forced in Parliament. Please click this link to sign the petition. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/177775/sponsors/Tay3xAPncQp8WJo6w I have obtained the site moderators permission to publicise my petition. I have been helped by Lionel, who confirms he will be one of the five signatories the petition requires. Should you agree please send your endorsement to the above address. Many thanks.
While I agree that we need a good missile defence system. How safe is it? The test carried out last June ( which we are only hearing about now) went off course. Why worry about the threat from other countries when we can blow ourselves up? Do we need Trident? Yes. Do we need inept handlers of this very dangerous system..................no!