• Northern-Rust,  Politics

    The road to ‘EUR’

    Fascism was substantially the cause of two world wars in Europe in the 20th century. The EU was formed to reduce the chances of that ever happening again. It is appalling to see the rise of this primeval and destructive force again. Fascism is not the solution! It is a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and race above the individual and stands for a centralised autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition - or a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.

  • Discussion,  Politics

    Stormont and the SPADs

    What about if we were to write and ask what is the legal position regarding the appointment of SPADs. You will need some form of template and means of contacting the Head of the NI Civil Service and the Attorney General. So here are the contact details and a template for you to customise..

  • Discussion,  Politics

    Fires being fanned again..

    I have been pondering recently a personal question I have asked myself many times since I first read in depth about the rise of fascism in general and the Nazis in particular in the 1930's. Would I have the courage and moral steadfastness to oppose such malevolent and socially destructive forces if they were to reappear?

  • Book,  Politics,  Stories

    The Book yet to be..

    In 2016 the arrival of the Trump phenomenon in the United States and Brexit in the United Kingdom, and the accelerating irrationality and incoherence they brought with them perturbed me at the time and ever since. In particular it was the denial of the scientific rationality which underpinned the progress of the past two centuries in Western society that caused me most concern. It was an uncomfortable ending to my life long optimism that no matter what happened humans were essentially rational, were in control and would continue to move forward and find solutions to our problems. I had accepted this model based on the post World War II scientific…