20150622 A few thousand demonstrators hit the news; many millions of workers don't.


Yesterday was Sunday and, like millions of people, I spent the day at my desk, generating wealth for myself, my family and, because I pay taxes, society. No one asked me, or the millions like me for my story.

And yet this morning, the newspapers and broadcast media are focussing on the few thousands - if we are generous, the few tens of thousands - who demonstrated against "austerity" in various parts of the world.

The world needs a political reality check. Let's do a hashtag: #politicsrealitycheck.


20150605 The English - when did we become such cowards?

Time was when we, Britain, were the single most powerful nation on earth, supported by a powerful navy, an army that rarely saw defeat and an expansionist attitude that saw us take charge of the most effective global economic development the world has ever seen.

20150425 UK elections - Protest Votes will result in a massive Ed ache.

England. I'm in the UK and we're coming up to election day on 7 May. I've been reading the newspapers and watching TV and, as I usually do wherever I am in the world, enjoying Radio 4. The most telling statement about the forthcoming election came from Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, which as king-maker in the last government blocked reforms that were essential for the UK's recovery from a decade of abuse under Labour. Clegg said that this is the first election ever in the UK where we know no one is going to win. In short, the UK is about to fall into the Italian Trap of constantly shifting coalitions, none of which benefit the country as a whole.