Total Recall

The rush to war is on with the usual jingo lingo. I’m old enough to recognise the conflict mongering bull shit being peddled once again. Though it’s simplistic it’s compelling enough to work its usual magic. That’s why they love it so much. Freedom, Security, Our Way of Life and the threat of the Evil …

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Welcome to our friends from the East

Thirty years ago I lived in a Nuclear First Strike Hotspot. Our home sat in the overlapping Soviet targets of RAF Greenham Common airbase with it’s US Cruise Missiles, Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, The Royal Ordinance Factory in Burghfield Common where the war heads for the Trident missiles are made and serviced and RAF …

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Grim Fairy Tales and Hard Times

That opportunity for change it seems has passed. In the years before the crash the City insisted on light touch regulation and governments obliged. The whip was in the claw of the Golden Goose and the City’s importance to the UK economy was its shiny golden egg nesting at the centre of the European money markets. When the egg went rotten our governments should/could have acted. At that moment there was a perfect moment for democratically elected leaders to act, to take back the power and to regulate the banks. Instead they dithered and in a perverse turn around our governments now have had to come to heal.