Another Afterthought

A Further Afterthought            In 1954 Nikita Khruschev the Soviet President, himself half-Ukrainian, decided that the Crimean Peninsulashould be part of Ukraineand not, as it had been since Tsarist times, part of Russia.  The transfer made very little difference at the time. Both Russia and the Ukraine were simply provinces within the
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An Aftertthought

An AfterthoughtJeremy Corbyn is currently under attack from the press and some of his Labour Party colleagues for having declared that, if he were Prime Minister, there are no circumstances under which he would authorise the firing of a nuclear weapon. Has it not occurred to anyone that any Prime Minister who did authorise the firing of a nuclear weapon would be ordering the killing of hundreds, perhaps
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POSTSCRIPT (3)

POSTSCRIPT (3)Global Warming ā€“ Global Warning!          In my last blog I said that I was a member and supporter of the Green Party because I believed that Climate Change (global warming largely due to human activity) was currently the biggest threat facing humankind.  Since then I have had an email from a regular blog reader who points out that global
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POSTSCRIPT (2)

POSTSCRIPT (2)Post-Election Politics          I have long believed that what we had come to think of as the three main political parties ā€“ Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Democrat, all had the same basic policy;  to win the next election by any means possible and, having done so, to hang on to power for as long as they could.  The Lib.Dems knew
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Post Script 1

POSTSCRIPTLittle Royal Nazis?   What rubbish!            When, a few weeks ago, I wrote my farewell bog, it was my firm intention never to blog again.  I was old, my ideas were stale and I wasnā€™t expressing them half as effectively as once I did.  In short I was a now senile and decrepit early twentieth century man who had somehow
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