Nuclear power – the costs that should concern us

Nuclear power station

The costs of nuclear power that the UK government doesn’t consider or reveal to the public Radio-active, toxic waste Nuclear power generation creates vast quantities of cancer-causing radioactive waste which remains highly dangerous and radioactive for many generations to come, in fact for thousands of years. This nuclear waste presents environmental problems and costs which […]

Vietnam veteran’s song.

https://youtu.be/W6lmXoBRi1A Still feeling the hurt all these years after the end of the Vietnam War, 1975, over 45 years ago. PTSD doesn’t just go away. Veteran, Jack Murphy’s recent song on YouTube 58,000 Americans were killed in the war. The total death toll: 3 Million. There are a number of powerful poems by Vietnam veterans […]

Climate change? – Poem – What little I know

Climate change is not new Ever since there have been climates on earth there has been climate change. Today we know that large areas of the earth are threatened by rising sea levels and other areas are threatened by droughts. Such problems have been common throughout human history. Mankind has always been at the mercy […]

GETTING REAL ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

I had an email from Greta Thunberg on Monday 1 November 2021 She told me that ”the planet is screaming for help”. And “We are catastrophically far from the crucial goal of 1.5°C.” Words like screaming and catastrophe are not scientific or measured and do nothing to encourage sensible discussion or practical solutions to the […]

The Fenland floods of 1947 – My memory of a natural disaster – and video

flooded Fen region 1947

Do the media mislead young about climate change?  –  My experience of extreme weather Young people who learn about natural disasters from the media may get an impression that things have never been so bad and are getting worse and worse all the time. It’s natural to be worried. There are always terrible things happening […]

Blair and Brown on BBC2 – Will the truth come out?

Blair and Brown, 5 part BBC2 Documentary started  Mon 4 October 2021, 9pm This could be an interesting series about these brilliant and eloquent politicians. People will never forget the audacity of Blair and his colleagues in ignoring the biggest and worldwide demonstrations of opposition to the war against Iraq, or the worldwide disbelief in […]

Afghanistan, 20-years of disaster created by America and Britain

Afghanistan, 20-years of disaster created by America and Britain Taking on Afghanistan in 2001 was an unnecessary and calamitous war on one of the poorest, most dysfunctional  countries in the world. It was started, we were told, to rid Afghanistan of the Taliban and thus prevent terrorism. After 20 years of occupation by mainly American […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Suicide, not covid, is the biggest killer of under 35 year olds in the UK Friday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day – an annual awareness day that highlights the important work that people, organisations and charities are undertaking globally, to prevent suicide. PAPYRUS is one of these organisations which […]

Where has the money gone? Aid budget cut funds arms spending

Where has the money gone? Aid budget cut funds arms spending Cash shortage isn’t just because of covid.  – Biggest arms spending budget for 30 years The UK now has the biggest defence/arms spending budget in Europe. On 19th of November 2020 the government announced the largest military spending budget for 30 years. This amounted […]

I’ve just been censored by facebook

It’s surprising to find censorship from facebook when facebook is dedicated to the free expression of opinions. I suspect there are people in facebook who don’t want certain views and facts to be widely presented. ON THIS PAGE What I said that Facebook would not allow me to post How The Times described the situation […]

The line Joe Biden is taking towards Israel shames America

The line Joe Biden is taking towards Israel shames America Joe Biden repeatedly states that Israel has the right to self defence, a statement which is literally true but designed to be misleading and is therefore dishonest. In fact the opposite is true. Biden suggests that the aggressor, Israel, is the victim in this Israel/Palestine […]

Save the Children plead on behalf of the children of Gaza and Israel

Save the Children plead on behalf of the children of Gaza and Israel In the last week, at least 58 children in the enclave territory and two children in southern Israel have been killed. “How many more families need to lose loved ones before the international community takes action? Where can children run to when […]

Worldwide protests against Israeli bombing of Gaza

Worldwide protests against Israeli bombing of Gaza It’s unlikely that UK mainstream media has reported protests from around the world against Israel’s bombing. Picture taken in Paris 16 May 2021. Cities where protests criticised Israeli bombing include: Al Aqabah; Algiers; Amman; Ankara; Athens; Auckland; Baghdad; Basrah; Beirut; Benslimane; Bergen; Berlin; Birmingham; Boston; Bradford; Brighton; Bristol; […]

Quakers call for end to violence in Palestine

Quakers call for end to violence in Palestine 11 May 2021 Paul Parker describes some of the things done by Israelis over 7 decades which are against international law. Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain said: “Our Quaker testimonies to peace and equality compel us, once again, to speak out on this issue. […]

My MPs unsatisfactory reply about Palestinian/Israeli conflict – my response

My MPs unsatisfactory reply about Palestinian/Israeli conflict – my response My email13 MayAndrew Griffith, MP for Arundel and South Downs Dear AndrewI am very disappointed by your response to my email about the eruption of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. What about the Palestinians?What stands out is the fact that you didn’t mention the Palestinians once. This […]

Protests around the world condemn Israeli action

Protests around the world condemn Israeli action Protests in cities around the world condemn Israeli action as the outrages escalate. The demonstration in New York  is shown here. What is Israel hoping to achieve? Israel appears to be trying to destroy social control in Gaza. Hamas today, 12 May 2021, claimed that Israeli airstrikes had […]

Email to MP: Stop arms sales to Israel. Condemn Israeli aggression

12 May 2021 Andrew Griffith MP, Arundel and South Downs Dear Andrew Griffith On Monday night Israel carried out airstrikes that are reported to have killed 24 people including at least 9 children. The air strikes follow several days of attacks by Israeli police and settlers on Palestinians in Jerusalem, injuring over 300 people. This morning I heard on the radio that […]

For and against nuclear weapons – emails, mine and my MP

For and against nuclear weapons – emails, mine and my MP Andrew Griffith MP, writes in favour of nuclear weapons Dear David, Thank you for contacting me about the UK’s nuclear stockpile. The fundamental purpose of our nuclear weapons is to preserve peace, prevent coercion and deter aggression. A minimum, credible, independent nuclear deterrent assigned […]

Important and fascinating book about Iraq

Iraq, its breakup and exploitation by Western powers, is described in this important and fascinating book by Riad El Taher, O Daughter of Babylon. Riad El-Taher, born in Iraq tells the story of his remarkable life: how he came to Britain as a teenager and trained as an engineer and worked for a number of […]

Are aircraft carriers useful in a war situation? Expert opinion.

Are aircraft carriers useful in a war situation? Expert opinion Aircraft carriers of some of the biggest ships ever built and are therefore very impressive, as well as being extremely expensive to build and operate. Here is expert opinion on the usefulness of aircraft carriers in the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991. “Little […]

Billions for more weapons – why?

Billions for more weapons – why? More of this? What are the problems that this is a solution to? Britain’s defence budget is is in the wrong hands Britain is planning the largest military spending budget for 30 years. This amounts to a £16.5 billion increase above the Conservative manifesto commitment over four years. (New […]

Rocketing arms spending leaves little for nurses

Rocketing arms spending leaves little for nurses’ pay The UK will have the biggest defence budget in Europe On 19th of November last year the UK government announced the largest military spending budget for 30 years. This amounted to a £16.5 billion increase above the manifesto commitment over four years.On existing forecasts, this is an […]

Wildlife endangered by planned nuclear power station, Sizewell C

Wildlife endangered by planned nuclear power station, Sizewell C On the Suffolk coast is an exceptional wildlife habitat that is threatened by a planned new nuclear power station called Sizewell C. Wildlife experts in this video explain what could be lost if the planned nuclear power station goes ahead. Ben McFarland, Head of Conservation at […]

Starmer joins Tories in wasting billions on shameful Trident nuclear weapons

Today (26 February 2021)the Labour party announced support for the Conservative policy of spending billions on nuclear weapons, the Trident nuclear missile. TRIDENT IS A LONG TERM EXPENSE COSTING BILLIONS FOR DECADES TO COME The country is facing huge economic problems, so why plan to spend billions on an outdated weapon that had its time […]

Hope for saving us from Sizewell C nuclear nightmare

Sizewell C nuclear power can be stopped There remains a little time to  win this important cause. The government will have to overcome challenging obstacles and take a year or two to get these two new nuclear power stations under way. The case against Sizewell C is overwhelming. See Stop Sizewell www.stopsizewellc.org Together Against Sizewell […]

Dangerous cladding scandal – the government could quickly alleviate the problem

Dangerous cladding scandal – the government could quickly alleviate the problem The government has available some simple (partial) solutions to the problem of the combustible cladding scandal Homes became unsaleable More than a million flat owners in this country find themselves to be living in blocks of flats with flammable cladding and other fire safety […]

Cold temperature variations, including Braemar 2021

The Met Office recorded a low of -23C in Braemar in Scotland over the night of 10-11th February 2021, the coldest February night since 1955. But as the met office graph shows temperatures vary widely over the years. Braemar holds the record for the lowest ever UK temperature – it has reached – 27.2 °C […]

Support British Musicians and the British Music Industry

Support British Musicians and the British Music Industry Brexit in practice shows that negotiated arrangements are, in some cases, very unsatisfactory. Something needs to be done to correct problems that should never have arisen. Power is with The European Commission The difficulty now is that the real power to make changes lies with the unelected […]

Cold in Spain January 2021

Spain recorded its lowest temperature on Thursday 7 January -35.8°C. The temperature was recorded at the Vega de Liordes weather station, at an altitude of 1,874 metres in the north-western province of Leon. It is not clear how long Spain has operated weather stations at such altitudes. Meanwhile deep snow covered much of Spain causing […]

Spotify needs a new formula for sharing revenue with musicians

Spotify dominates the music industry of the world with its music streaming service. In December 2020 it is a company valued at 60 billion dollars. Currently 90% of Spotify’s huge revenue goes to just 1% of the musicians on its books. 99% of musicians share the remaining 10 percent of revenue. This cannot be right. […]

Children safe from corona virus at school – official

Yesterday Sunday 23rd August 2020 the Chief Medical Officer for England, Prof Chris Whitty, stated what I have been promoting on this website for months –  that corona virus is extremely unlikely to harm children. This is not my idea or just wishful thinking. I have been looking at official statistics and quoting other top […]