Week 35 2014

Tendring Topics……..on lineFamily Friendly?          I am sick of hearing top (and lower rank) politicians going on and on about supporting ‘the family’ and hoping thereby to get a few more votes at forthcoming elections. Politicians (of both main parties) carry the primary responsibility for the creation of a society that is thoroughly Family Unfriendly
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Week 34 2014

Tendring Topics……on lineSleep Walking…….into war!           Just before 5 p.m on every day from 28thJune 1914, the centenary of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, until  4th August,  the centenary of the date on which the UK declared war on Germany,  BBC’s Radio 4 gave listeners
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Week 33 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineIt wasn’t ‘too good to be true’          Regular blog readers will know that I have been concerned about the fate of Meriem Ibrahim, the young North Sudanese mother who had been convicted of the ‘heinous crime’ of abandoning Islam for Christianity (she had, in fact, been brought up by her Christian mother and had never
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Week 32 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineNick Clegg          Do you remember the televised debates of the Party leaders prior to our last parliamentary General Election?  I don’t usually listen to politicians sounding off – but I did watch those debates, and thought that I learned from them.   I had for many years considered myself to be an internationalist
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Week 31 2014

Tendring TopicsPots and Kettles            Nowadays, of course, both cooking pots and kettles gleam on the kitchen shelf and their contents are cooked or heated by gas or electricity.  This wasn’t always the case.  I can remember a time, in the 1920s and ‘30s, when much cooking and water heating was carried out over a coal fire or
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