Where is the choice in modern politics?

I now live in an English constituency where the elected member of parliament has resigned and joined an independent group which isn’t even a political party as yet, but a dubious private company with hidden funding sources. That member of parliament will not resign despite now being of an, as yet, unspecified new political hue….

Misdirected Anger is destroying us

In England right now there us a lot of anger, especially toward our political class. This has manifested itself in the Brexit vote. We are divided and our anger will only grow if Brexit does not ease our dis-ease (which I seriously doubt it’s the answer that will bring the results some people think it…

From the vantage point of a collapsing fence

First off ; I am literally sick of sliding into yet another cold. I vow to never leave my cave and be in the company of other germ hosts ever again. That aside, I sit upon my crumbling fence re Brexit. I try to see both sides. The negative is a right old kerfuffle of…

Weekly Wage Slip 1984

Found a weekly wage slip for 1984. Mostly overtime with some bonus back pay. Barely over two pounds an hour which yielded £83.15 per week for 39 hours. A bonus of just over £35 probably means that target culture existed even then or more likely some jobs were still given X number of hours via…

That ain’t helping

Was talking to a struggling neighbour of my late parents yesterday. There were three of us yakking, as you do. Inevitably Brexit entered the conversation. Said neighbour declared herself as having voted for Brexit, followed swiftly by her annoyance that many stereotyped those who voted to leave as racists. Honest, guv I try hard not…