The NHS, care of the elderly, education, housing, economic recovery. There are many desperate needs in this country which require funding so why is this country, far more than other European countries, spending enormous sums of money on weapons as if we are preparing to fight another world war?
This is a place I hope to explore some of the issues.
UK gives disproportionate amounts of military aid to Ukraine Shouldn’t other European countries be giving more? See this Government account of our spending: – Web
Anniversary of amazing day of anti-war demonstrations Last week saw the 20th anniversary of an extraordinary and unique day in world history, 15 February 2003.
Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State, died 18 October 2021, age 84. Giving false evidence to the UN On 5 February 2003 Colin Powell
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.
Nuremberg war crimes trials, 1945 – a warning to others “To initiate a war of aggression ….. is the supreme international crime, only different from
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday 11 May 2021 Britain should halt the sale of our British arms to Israel and unequivocally condemn Israeli abuses and provocations. I have written
For and against nuclear weapons – emails, mine and my MP Andrew Griffith MP, writes in favour of nuclear weapons Dear David, Thank you for
Britain’s international reputation – With more nuclear weapons Britain breaks a solemn treaty agreement “Instead of a stockpile of no more than 180 warheads by
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,
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
Two BBC 4 programmes explore this tragedy. Hiroshima Docudrama, 10 pm Wednesday 5 August, and at 11.30 pm Living in Dread and Promise, the story
Born in 1942, I now have time to enjoy life more widely and reflect on my experience, interests, and contemporary events.