Where is the truth, do we even want to hear it/read it or know where it is anymore?

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/trump-paradox-fake-news/536037/

Read the link above and worry because there’s a lot to worry about!

‘The Three Paradoxes Disrupting American Politics’ but it will be a worldwide challenge soon enough

With thanks to Keith Page for the lead to this posting

Left & Right Unite to put skids under May’s Government

www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/13/tories-obr-debt-recession-brexit-uk

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/12/theresa-mays-government-could-come-apart-like-chocolate-orange/

The links above take you to the the left leaning Guardian and the right wing Telegraph newspaper web sites.

Whilst the stories in themselves are not linked they both illustrate the precarious nature of Teresa May’s weak and wobbly government and the threat that we all face from a hard Brexit (supported by opposition Labour as well of course) and that huge deficit that the UK is carrying around on its back.

Add into that the inevitability of another recession within the next 5 years and frankly it could depress the most optimistic of us.

Going for Brexit in financially good times would be a huge challenge but going down that route in the mess that the UK’s finances are presently in is surely complete madness.

My thanks to Roy Connell & Keith Page for the leads to this posting

Lake District – Awarded World Heritage Status

View from Castle Crag over Derwent Water

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40547691

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

Canoe on Ulswater

The Lake District is wonderful and for Merseysiders it on our doorstep. I have loved canoeing on the lakes and some of the rivers with Keith Page over any years and am delighted that it has been awarded World Heritage status.

With thanks to Keith Page for the lead to this posting

Maghull – Pedestrian bridge receives camouflage make over

So what’s with the pedestrian bridge across Northway (A59) getting a camouflage make over?

I think Sefton Council needs to cut back the trees that are taking over this bridge, alternatively they could issue tree loppers to locals to do their own hacking back before the bridge becomes impassable.

With thanks to Lydiate resident Keith Page for the lead to this posting.

And yes I have asked Sefton Council to take some action.

Waterloo – An afternoon at Old Christ Church and its rather fine beer festival

A trip to Waterloo on the 133 bus was called for today so that Keith Page and I could enjoy what was on offer at Waterloo Beer Festival.

Old Christ Church (no longer a functioning church) is a great place for all kinds of events but it was the first time I had been to a beer festival there. A great afternoon was has had checking out porters, dark ales and stouts.