The Misrepresentation of the People Act.


For the last three decades or so, there’s been a phony war going on. Whichever democracy you happen to live in, you’re involved, but your role in it is purely confined to being a football kicked around between the two sides. The two sides in question doing the kicking are the two political parties which … Continue reading

Revolution.


It’s perhaps an apocryphal story, but one of the contributing triggers to the French revolution that eventually led to the Napoleonic era, was a courtier apparently telling Marie-Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI of France, that the people had no bread. Her response was supposed to have been “let them eat cake”. The point … Continue reading

The day of days.


I caught the tail end of a news item last week about a space rocket launch, I think taking supplies to the International Space Station. It only got a mention, because it also was carrying up the ashes of the actor James Doohan. The name might mean nothing to you but if I said he … Continue reading