Category Society & Sociology

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 […]

ARTICLE 50: TODAY’S THE DAY


‘National sovereignty will soon prove itself to be a product of the imagination’ Gerhard Schroder, Chancellor of Germany 1998 – 2005 Leaving the EU – Making it Legal For those of us who argued long and hard for the UK to relinquish its membership of the European Union, today is a momentous day. The British Government will […]

DUTCH ELECTION: THE RESULT


So, the people of the Netherlands have chosen the formation of their parliament, the House of Representatives. Democracy in action, again, and it’s a good thing. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mr Mark Rutte, told us last night that the Netherlands had rejected ‘the wrong kind of populism’. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, populism is that […]

DUTCH ELECTION: HOW TO CONDUCT A DEBATE


This televised discussion between the leader of the Christian Union, Mr Gert-Jan Segers and the leader of the Party For Freedom, Mr Geert Wilders is fascinating not only for the content of the debate itself, but also for the quality of the speakers’ handling of the discussion – oh, and the absolute silence of the audience […]

COMPARING TRUMP TO HITLER


It’s all a bit of a mix between distasteful and hysterical, but if you’re minded to make comparisons between President Donald Trump and Chancellor Adolf Hitler, please take a few moments to watch this video – with apologies in advance for the narrator’s somewhat irritating voice. Allie, who calls herself the ‘Conservative Millennial’ offers a […]

STARTING A NEW JOB


This website was conceived – as the strapline suggests – as a father’s thoughts for his children. I wanted some way of sharing thoughts and ideas with my children that didn’t involve me boring them rigid over the dinner table (not unknown). I’ve been pretty rubbish at focusing on the sorts of topics that might […]

FAKE NEWS


You’ll have to decide whether this post is peddling ‘fake news’, or not. It’s all the rage, apparently. The population of the developed world is now being duped, to a greater or lesser extent, by fake news, or so we’re told. Hence – some people argue – the majority of those who voted in the […]

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