This blog’s been quiet for a wee while, as we say in Scotland, but Moraymint’s been watching the world, as intently as ever, continue its process of unravelling in keeping with the trend since the turn of the century. Economically, politically and socially we live in interesting times (understatement). For example, yesterday’s Brexit nonsense was […]

A buddy of mine has picked up on the BBC’s headline news this morning: that Tony Blair reckons the UK could/should stay inside a ‘reformed’ European Union. My friend wondered if there was something of merit in Blair’s ideas? Well, here’s the answer. Blair’s latest utterances represent the Remain Institution hard at work to keep the […]

It’s hard not to conclude that something weird is going on in Europe and the European Union at the moment. Not yet reported by the BBC, but the Parliament of the Czech Republic has just voted to enshrine in its Constitution (subject to Senate approval) the right for its citizens to carry arms. It’s done this […]

EU-UK Negotiations On Monday 19 June, the British Government and the European Commission will start their negotiations regarding the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit). It is a fact that the British, European and other political and societal elites who wanted the UK to remain in the European Union are now doing everything within […]

‘Friendship should be more than biting time can sever’ T S Eliot Interesting Times We live in febrile times – or interesting times as the Chinese proverb would have it. That said, some folk choose to take little or no interest in current affairs compared to others who (like me) do take an active interest […]

Hope, Anger and Courage In a previous post on this subject I argued that if we were going to get serious about fighting the terrorist threat we now face, we needed to start with some form of societal change of attitude. Attitude is a settled way of feeling or thinking about something. In that same post, […]

Warning: this post contains black/military humour I know we live in an era when to offend is to all but commit a crime, but I’m going to risk offending a few folk anyway (stuff it, I’m too old to care). If the ongoing incident on London Bridge turns out to be a terrorist incident then I […]

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