THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
Monthly Archives: April 2022
As you may know, dear reader, we have ceased our membership of the European Union – I mention this because quite a lot of people, it would appear, would have no idea what I was talking about – and of … Continue reading
The Wee Ginger Dug writes . . . “On TuesdayBilly Kay, the writer, broadcaster, and advocate for the Scots language gave an address to the Scottish Parliament, The Time for Reflection address is not meant to be partisan or party … Continue reading
A Kirkcudbright business called “Made on Cloud Nine” entered Kirkcudbright in a competition and the town won a prize. Full marks for enterprise. The details can be found on her Facebook page HERE. And then the page detailing all the … Continue reading
We are, I read on Twitter, donating fire engines to Ukraine. I wonder if this is seen as a good method of disposing of these old faithfuls ? They had a good outing in the Firemen’s strike of 1977, but … Continue reading
For sheer tail wagginess this takes a lot of beating . . .
Matilda Thorpe (@tillythorpe) and Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) are the saviours of the nation at the present time.
Professor Chris Grey has a slightly uncharacteristic outburst of opinion at the end of his blog post for last week. I have not copied and pasted the whole blog, but this tail end is worth five minutes of anyone’s time. … Continue reading
Note that last bit – “also prepared to explore any and all further legal reforms which may be necessary”. Seems like we have been here before. What will the next step be ?
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar has resigned from his post as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice at the Ministry of Justice. I append below his resignation letter which, I think, well sets out the opinion and feelings of a thoughtful … Continue reading
John Crace John Crace of “The Guardian” is usually good, but this one of his is worth preserving . . . Tue 12 Apr 2022 20.35 BST It had all been going so well. After his successful, surprise weekend trip … Continue reading