Category Archives: Culture and Politics

EYES CLOSED AND EARS WIDE OPEN

(A Reflection on the Divisions in Our Society)  We have become used to reports of Jihadists driving vehicles into crowds of people. It’s happened prominently in France, Germany and Britain with tragic consequences. However, we were not prepared for a … Continue reading

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A Short History of Recent British Voting

Explanation Following the 1707 Act of Union, Scotland and England & Wales united to become the Kingdom of Great Britain. The 1800 Act of Union united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland to form the Kingdom … Continue reading

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The Inauguration

A few days ago a new president was sworn into office. He is a wealthy property developer with no previous political experience. He has been married several times and has five children. He was elected on a slate of goals … Continue reading

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WE NEED A NEW CONTRACT WITH AMERICA – CAN WE HAVE IT IN NO TRUMPS PLEASE?

Anyone familiar with the game of Bridge knows that players can play for a contract in which clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades are trumps, ranking higher than any other cards. Or they can settle for a contract in No Trumps … Continue reading

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THE BANQUET

Europe is currently facing the largest migration of peoples since the Second World War. Many of those who are coming to Europe are displaced from Syria by the civil war there and the depredations of the Islamic State. However there … Continue reading

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Two Weeks in China

I have never been to China before. I have traveled to the edges of Asia many times visiting and working in such places as Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Korea, but I have never been to the heartlands of the … Continue reading

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I Am Christian & Not Charlie

Those who have seen my Facebook page will know that I have been using the Arabic letter Nun as my profile picture. I, and others have done this to express solidarity with the suffering of Christians in Northern Iraq and … Continue reading

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