Time to Leave

I live in a nation which is part of a Union of 28 nations and my nation is the second wealthiest nation in that Union but one with a small land area and a high population. The Union is a closed customs cartel which is moving towards a political Union. There are many things wrong with the Union. It is undemocratic and pursues policies that put the poorer members of the Union into penury but make the wealthiest member wealthier. Some of these policies do not affect me directly because my country has opted not to share the common currency of the Union but they do affect the nations of Southern Europe. Continue reading

Mr Trump and Ignorance

Donald Trump sought to answer a criticism that he was ignorant of Islam, made by the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Mr Trump’s answer was to challenge the Mayor to an intelligence test, as though intelligence was the same as knowledge. Mr Trump must surely know Continue reading

Does Anyone Care

Those who measure atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are finding that in April their measurements show the highest ever readings. This seems to be reflected in global heat. February 2016 was the warmest month ever in 137 – years of record keeping. This is the tenth consecutive month that the monthly temperature record has been broken.  Continue reading