Whilst a Bournemouth beach-hut cannot in any way be confused with a hammock on a tropical island, that doesn’t mean to say that it isn’t a natural source of creativity and opinion which is exactly what this blog is all about.
After Stuart Hall pleaded guilty for indecently assaulting 13 young girls, in another piece of tired journalism, Esther Rantzen writes how sick, revolted and angry she is. But after failing to speak out over Jimmy Savile, the same can be said of her.
Another day another soundbite and this time it’s the turn of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling who’s been on the media circuit talking about an end to a prisoner-friendly lifestyle for a return to a more disciplined and structured regime behind bars.
After his son was born in 2000, Tony Blair refused to say if he had allowed him to have the MMR jab, citing his right to family privacy. As an ordinary citizen then perhaps that would have been nobody’s business but his own but, as Prime Minister, he had a duty to reveal if his son had been immunised. That refusal to do so can now be attributed as a contributory factor behind this new measles epidemic.
Since the death of Margaret Thatcher, her political opponents and dissenters claim she was more evil than Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Chairman Mao, Saddam Hussein and Idi Amin. Yet given how Stalin was responsible for 20 million deaths, Hitler 15 million, Mao 10 million, Saddam Hussein 1 million and Amin 400,000, it’s clear that stupidity knows no bounds.
Despite an agenda that supposedly demanded a greater respect for women in the 21st century, Labour’s reaction in celebrating yesterday’s death of Margaret Thatcher goes against that idyll. In fact it shows they and their supporters are nothing more than hypocritical and ignorant.
Although still to be ratified by the euro zone, it’s been agreed for Cyprus to receive a 10 billion euro loan with an interest rate of 2.5 percent. However, should the Cypriots refuse this ‘all or nothing’ bailout then the country will effectively be made bankrupt, courtesy of the EU.