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.
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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
I post the above for the reader to draw his or her own conclusions. My own observations are that it is interesting that a House of Commons Committee has used the word “Brexit” throughout when Boris has explicitly said he … Continue reading
I am currently reading “The Good Germans, Resisting the Nazis, 1933 – 1945” by Catrine Clay. I am ¾ of the way through and am having a short rest break. She describes very well the way in which the NSDAP … Continue reading
In my experience so far, the best way to keep up to date with the situation in the Ukraine is two fold. The first is to install Telegram Messenger on your mobile phone (assuming that you have one) and also … Continue reading
Charlotte Hughes is back on her old beat outside Ashton-under-Lyne job centre and has written one of her trenchant posts about it. As I came across this I also came across Twitter posts about Suella Braverman getting angry at some … Continue reading
Self – Isolation The old news is that on this day in March 2020 we heard that people should start to keep themselves to themselves so as to hinder the spread of Covid 19. Thus began what became known as … Continue reading
Today I went down to the Dentist for the first time in two years. The Hygienist dug out the plaque first and then the Dentist examined my teeth, mouth tissues and neck tissues. I apparently passed all the tests satisfactorily. … Continue reading
What a rum war this is. When I was a boy we were in the Second World War. We would switch on the wireless to listen to the news on the BBC and would hear that German aircraft had “bombed … Continue reading
I have nothing new or exciting to say about the situation in Ukraine. I am one of those who still think of it as as “The Ukraine” because that is how it was referred to in my youth – a … Continue reading