The state they are in – The Tories over Brexit

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/03/planet-tory-radio-signal-earth-weaker-brexit

The Guardian has the opinion piece on its web site – see link above

There can be little doubt that the Tories are indeed in one hell of a mess, although her Majesty’s official opposition are in effect sharing the same political hole that they have jointly dug and keep on deepening.

Brexit will be the ruin of us all, be in no doubt.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

How our elections are bought – when just maybe you thought they were fair?

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/12/britain-country-elections-can-be-bought-first-past-the-post

If you are a democrat, which I hope you are if you are reading this blog site (if not please read elsewhere), then this piece by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian should be very sobering indeed.

Our political system is to put it bluntly corrupt.

With thanks to Bob for the lead to this posting

Now about all that personal debt that is hanging around the neck of many folk – If this does not sober us all up nothing will

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/04/britain-addicted-debt-crash-2007-sub-prime-mortgages-personal-credit

The Guardian has the opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Oh dear and let’s face it we are not really being told anything here that we didn’t really know already yet we still keep on creating more debt. Is this like Brexit in that we are becoming addicted to financially self-harming ourselves?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

Brexit – It’s falling apart but then it was always going to as the case for it was based on lies and misinformation

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/24/case-britains-ties-europe-severed-falling-apart-brexiteers-migration-norway-option

www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-housing-crisis-uk-just-lost-its-biggest-funder-a7909886.html

The two links above are informative. The first lays down clearly the madness of Brexit and the ridiculous hole that 52% of the electorate jumped into based on the lies and misrepresentations of the rich and powerful.

The second highlights a funding stream cut off by the process of Brexit, in this case social housing investment.

You really could not make up the situation that UK finds itself in because of the EU Referendum vote to become isolated and irrelevant. I never thought my country would seek to harm itself like it is doing. So sad for future generations.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the leads to this posting

Boris – A sensible call for May to sack him

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/29/theresa-may-sack-boris-johnson-britain

The Guardian has this opinion piece on its web site – see link above

This is an interesting piece from Owen Jones who in my view has difficulty in being consistent. What’s more he’s a Corbyn backer and of course Corbyn’s Labour Party wants pretty much the same as the Tories over Brexit, except that Labour has just announced that it wants to wait an extra year or so before the UK gets flushed down the pan economically. So any socialist backing Corbyn is on shaky ground indeed when it comes to Brexit

But, having got that off my chest this particular piece from Owen Jones does hang together reasonably well so I won’t be so party politically tribal to ignore it.

Boris, I my view, is indeed an embarrassment.

My thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Heed the words of a wise elderly man – Harry Leslie Smith

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/14/1939-second-world-war-fascist-thundering-approach-hitler

The Guardian has this opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Some 20 odd years ago I was given the privilege of getting to know a chap who was involved in the Second World War. Our close friendship sadly ended earlier this year when he died (well into his 90’s) but I like to think that I learned a great deal from listening to Charles (Uncle Albert) Walker about his wartime RAF experiences.

The piece above by Harry Leslie Smith deserves a wide audience because he can see what many of us may be ignoring i.e. that international leaders like Trump and Kim Jong-un (and others) may well be pushing us all towards another war.

My thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.