22 Candles were lit today to remember the victims of the attack in Manchester Arena one year ago today. The minutes silence this afternoon is there to remember that our nation is not as it was before the rise of the Terrorist organisation ISIS, (The Islamic State). A moving procession was held at the… Continue reading A united Manchester and the league of relations
What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
zero is a magic number – homelessness in Devon
In a lockdown environment, much like any other domestic crisis, it is the unrepresented that bear the residue of whatever action the government takes. In this case it is the homeless population of Exeter. Since the lockdown an encampment of rough sleepers have congregated outside the high street town hall with tents to shelter them… Continue reading zero is a magic number – homelessness in Devon
Between Ireland and France, there is more to life than Brexit.
Over the weekend just passed two events that have un-organically taken place have bouldered me into a headspace that I can no longer ignore. On the 18th of April Irish Journalist 'Lyra Mckee' was heinously gunned down by a member of the nostalgically named 'New IRA' on the streets of Derry who were fighting… Continue reading Between Ireland and France, there is more to life than Brexit.
Say what you want to say, but to whom and how
This afternoon in the city centre of Exeter there was the by annual march to promote the need to address the horror that is Climate Change. Banners asking 'WTF' 'Not in my name' 'The earth is sick' and a few that carried the expected political messages that blame the establishment for denying it's actual existence. … Continue reading Say what you want to say, but to whom and how
Don’t forget about the Bard
I can honestly say that I haven't seen a more nightmarish scene being played out since New Labour chose the song by D:Ream 'Things can only get better' and implying the exact opposite throughout their 13 year tenure as the UK government. Once again last night the now Conservative government helmed by Theresa May was… Continue reading Don’t forget about the Bard