When you lose your mum, and then the plague begins

It is four months today since my mother died in what was her bedroom in my house. I was holding her hand in my hands and guiding her down a sunlit path lined with trees, at the end of which my father waited for her. He was dressed in a smart best suit, and had … Read moreWhen you lose your mum, and then the plague begins

Khashoggi and the Saudis: no justice, just oil

With regard to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, the hypocrisy and inaction of our world leaders makes me sick. It is evil and totally unacceptable that a journalist can walk into his own nation’s consulate in another land and be tortured, killed and disappeared, which is what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Yet, … Read moreKhashoggi and the Saudis: no justice, just oil

Headlines for homeowners

This is such a typical headline directed at homeowners, that blessed group within society, from The Guardian and, often enough, other newspapers as well, be they broadsheets or tabloids: Should we worry about a crash of the housing market? Let’s all take a deep breath.  It’s designed to appeal to the majority of middle and … Read moreHeadlines for homeowners

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