A Jock Soldier in Afghanistan Reflects on His Lot – In Rhyme Of Sorts – Read It and Wonder

      Musings of a Jock in Afghanistan, (A Kipling Parody)     It’s not cool when you’re lying cold and wet in your Afghan bivvy, knowing your life is dependent on an MOD civvy.   When your body armour’s a share, one set between three, And the firefights are brutal not like thoseContinue reading “A Jock Soldier in Afghanistan Reflects on His Lot – In Rhyme Of Sorts – Read It and Wonder”

Hoon Defence Secretary-Iraq No Answers

Commons Select Committee for Defence 22 Mar 2002, (before the 2003 invasion of Iraq). Answering a question about weapons of mass destruction Geoff Hoon, Defence Secretary, (much scandalised and forced from office) said, “Saddam Hussein can be absolutely confident the UK is willing to use nuclear weapons in the right conditions”. Chairman’s End of SessionContinue reading “Hoon Defence Secretary-Iraq No Answers”

Iraq Back to Haunt the UK

The undernoted statements were made before the invasion of Iraq in 2003. 1. Nelson Mandela. ” An arrogant and short sighted Mr Blair is “no longer Prime Minister of Britain” but, “the Foreign Minister of the United States”. 2. Prince Saud al-Faisa, Saudi Foreign Minister. “Regime change will lead to the destruction of Iraq, andContinue reading “Iraq Back to Haunt the UK”

Part-Time Defence Secretary at a Time of War

Is Part-Time Good Enough? It was 2006. UK forces were deployed to war, on two fronts, (Iraq & Afghanistan). Action in both countries was fierce, and UK military casualties were mounting. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, had moved Baron John Reid away from Defence to Health, (replacing Alan Milburn who had been removed, under aContinue reading “Part-Time Defence Secretary at a Time of War”

Man Of A 1000 Faces – Jim (My Way Or The Highway) Murphy – The Ups And Downs Of A Con-Man

  1. James, (Spud) Murphy A Stranger to Democracy a. Murphy masqueraded as a defender of students when he was the president of the National Union of Students, and he did get his reward from New Labour for selling working class students out. He became the New Labour MP for East Renfrewshire. b. Some studentsContinue reading “Man Of A 1000 Faces – Jim (My Way Or The Highway) Murphy – The Ups And Downs Of A Con-Man”

BBC Scotland – Post the Referendum and a No Vote.

BBC Scotland – Post the Referendum and a No Vote. After more than a decade since devolution and the establishment of a Government in Edinburgh there were early signs that BBC Scotland had intent to cover the referendum debate in a balanced format. It soon became evident this would not be the case amid reportsContinue reading “BBC Scotland – Post the Referendum and a No Vote.”

NHS Privatisation

The National Health Service in England is being dismantled in favour of private sector healthcare provision. £80 Billion is to be handed over to 40 commissioning bodies, providing massive profits for a few major private healthcare providers. Contracts are being drawn up, in secret, for implementation at the earliest opportunity, which unfortunately for the HealthContinue reading “NHS Privatisation”

Scottish Oil – Edward Heath – and the Tories that stole it

            1972. The discovery of oil in the North Sea prompted the Prime Minister, Edward Heath to initiate a policy review. Senior, Downing Street civil servant, Robert Armstrong wrote to members of the Cabinet; “As you know, the point has recently been put to the Prime Minister that the benefitsContinue reading “Scottish Oil – Edward Heath – and the Tories that stole it”

Clap For Our NHS Heroes-Westminster Political Political Jingoism at its Worst!!!!?

      Clapping for our NHS heroes When confronted with a health crisis beyond comprehension and increasing numbers of health service workers sacrificing their lives caring for their patients, it was nauseating witnessing the recent cynical political manipulation by Westminster politicians who decided upon asking the public to “clap for our NHS heroes” whoContinue reading “Clap For Our NHS Heroes-Westminster Political Political Jingoism at its Worst!!!!?”