Hello and I hope you are all OK. I have something different to talk about this week, instead of talking about current events around the world I decided that I would talk about my venture into the writing world. It has been around eight months or so since my first book was released (if you haven’t got a copy yet then do get it – Amazon link– soon going on lulu too!) I am happy to report that the second mini saga is about to be released, a prequel called Rose’s Story and Continue reading The Week #29 26th July, 2015
Hello and welcome to the week again my rather sporadic, mainly political area, sorry there wasn’t one last week. I had a helicopter assessment thing I had to do that gobbled up the time: any who here we go the big news for me this week – it has to be the budget, the first Conservative in 17 years and what it will do for the country, so let get to it.
First of all let’s look at the budget itself, so I pop over to the government site to peruse it, as you may have read in the headlines that the budget really hammered the poor and the young so I went to see for myself what it says. Continue reading The Week #28 12th July, 2015
Hello and welcome to The Week. I could talk about the atrocious attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait but after the USA Church atrocity last week, and the mass death of migrants the weeks before I don’t think Isis need any more publicity, even if it is from my small blog. Isis as an issue can only be sorted by a combined strike of all western countries but after Afghanistan and Iraq we don’t have the stomach for it any more. I thought I would concentrate this week on accounts of rich kids on Instagram and such like. As an avid non user of most social media I don’t have Instagram but it’s not hard to find evidence of these rich kids everywhere else. The fact that there are so many of them makes my face screw up even more, who views these and why? I directly attribute the peacock Continue reading The Week #27 28th June, 2015
Hello and welcome to The Week. I didn’t have time to do one last week as I was away at a conference. This week the main news everyone will have seen by now is the killing of nine people in the Charlestown Church shooting. I’m not going to talk about that specific event as it is far too raw for some guy from Britain to be looking through it and what possessed that man to do such an evil thing. What I am going to talk about is the race issue in America, as a neutral outsider I believe I can see past the patriotism and political manoeuvring by Americans, as John Stewart pointed out this week, there are deep roots sunk in America’s short bloody history and devastating Continue reading The Week #26 21st June, 2015
So, this week I am going to be talking about the immigration epidemic going on around Europe on all fronts, and what can be done about it. If you are European you probably know or have heard about the disaster off the Mediterranean coast at the moment – if you haven’t or if you are from further afield then let me bring you up to speed. There been a boom of immigration via Turkey and all along the north African coast into Europe as a result of war in North Africa and because of hardship in drought areas – coupled with war in the Middle East pushing millions from their homes, all in search of a better life – and so they are seeking this by getting across the med to start a new life in the greener fields of Europe, who can blame them? The dark side of
So this week we have big, big stories in the world all to do with corruption so let’s get onto it. This week, the whole saga that is Fifa crumbled in front of us with almost all the high ranking officials being arrested for bribery, racketeering and laundering money, similar to the raids on the mafia in the 90s. A quick summary for those who have missed it; FIFA, which is a charity, has been taking massive kickbacks from business cartels and so on in South America to fix matches in the South America league, so that is fairly bad but not a complete shock as Fifa has been called out since the mid 1990s for corruption from people within the set up and from without. However, recently they have become over confident, bold, by giving the next two world cups to two countries that don’t deserve it and calls that Rio paid a truckload of money for it – all alluded to but now this has become a big deal as it looks like there is hard evidence. Russia and Continue reading The Week #24 31st May, 2015
So back to chatting about what’s going on around the world at the moment now the election is over with. Gay marriage – now legalised in Ireland after a high number of news outlets claimed it wouldn’t pass due to the huge catholic population living outside the urban areas and this got me thinking about gay marriage in general. There is a lot of legal moves going on around the world at the moment; in the USA around 70% of the population live in a state where it is legal; in the UK it has been legal for a while, except in Northern Ireland – so why this change in the past few years and why has it taken so long? Continue reading The Week #23 24th May, 2015