Category Archives: Opinion
Just finished The Neried. About myths, legends and homelessness; set in Blackpool. Just started Core. Set in the core of the Milky Way, in the Galactic Bar. Explores aliens —lots of aliens —sexuality and that kind of thing. ETA: unknown … Continue reading
Don’t rejoice in Brexit failings. We remoaners must shape the future (says Zoe Williams in the Guardian) Zoe Williams Juncker is the compromise candidate propelled to to prominence. There is plenty unremarkable about him as well as some murky areas that … Continue reading
For Xmas my eldest bought me a smart mobile. I’d been struggling along on my ailing Nokia. It held battery charge great but internet connectivity was a chore. I didn’t bother. Other things being equal I was quite open to the … Continue reading
M Macron What is Macron’s remit: France or the EU? He’s President of France, has a lot to say about the EU, and as an elitist product of the French system, he’ll be imagining all he can do with his … Continue reading
The New York Club WMC, 11th March 2017 To kick things off
When the media make their pronouncements about fake news… Continue reading
Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable?
Unpayable debts and an existential EU financial crisis – Is the break-up of the euro now inevitable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/23/rising-euro-break-up-risk-stokes-new-fears-central-bank-solvency/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnZzPVKjy5pM The Break-Up issues are real. Not Holly convinced by the impact on city of London activity. To put it another way, when … Continue reading
Francois Fillon and British wife Penelope expected to face legal proceedings this week over payments, reports say
OFrancois Fillon and British wife Penelope expected to face legal proceedings this week over payments, reports say http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/12/francois-fillon-british-wife-penelope-expected-face-legal-proceedings/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnXJhqtzKTTL Such practices were legal and widespread. Let’s just stick to widespread
Unanswered questions behind the failed witch hunt of Iraq veterans http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/11/unanswered-questions-behind-failed-witch-hunt-iraq-veterans/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AnW50HlplQh5 A shambles.
Over the past two years I’ve been to various writing groups: Hasiwriters (based in Haslingden Library) Irwell Writers (meet in the Mosses, Bury) Holmfirth Writers (meet in Holmfirth Library) Slaithwaite Writers (meet in Slaithwaite Library) Drop-in Writing Workshop (meet in Brewed … Continue reading