News and Views from the Hut, Martin Baums musings

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.

Due to ill-health the blog won't be back until the Summer

My thanks to everyone who has taken the time to email their good wishes and I very much hope to pick up on the News and Views blog again until the Summer.

Best wishes

Martin Baum

June, 2013

Anti-Government Protests Are Misguidedly Being Called A Turkish Spring

The idea of yet another 'Spring' being sprung in Turkey has now, by even the stretch of any cockeyed optimist, begun to sound old.  Although the Arab Spring has long since evaporated into nothing more than a damp squib, still the west has been fanning the flames of democracy no matter what the cost to civilian life.