Category Politics

DARKEST HOUR – THE GOVERNMENT IS FAILING THE BRITISH PEOPLE


  This is an open letter to The Honourable Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Chairman of the European Research Group in the House of Commons. The letter itself has been sent to Mr Rees-Mogg in hard copy as well as to my own Member of Parliament, Mr Douglas Ross, and to others listed at the end of […]

EUROPE WARS: THE LAST BREXITEER & A CHRISTMAS CAROL


An open letter to Mr Douglas Ross MP, my Member of Parliament THE RESISTANCE You’ll be aware that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now on general release. I couldn’t help but draw a connection between the Star Wars film’s promotional blurb and the situation today as the UK seeks to extricate itself from the […]

BREXIT: ANOTHER COCK-UP


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 […]

THE BBC FIGHTS ON FOR REMAIN


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 […]

FACEBOOK AND FRIENDSHIP


‘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 […]

COUNTERING ISLAMIC TERRORISM – CHANGING ATTITUDE


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, […]

MANCHESTER SLAUGHTER – TIME FOR A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE


The Attitude Problem When I was being trained as a young officer in the British armed forces, it was explained to me and my proteges that there were three elements to the process of training people; in our case, training people to take part in the conduct of warfare but, in fact, training people to do […]

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