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The Well of Hatred Eroding Our Society

© Agnes Sam 2016 (Agnes Sam is a British subject who was born in South Africa. She is the great grand-daughter of Indians who were brought to Natal as Indentured Labourers and who were imprisoned with Mahatma Gandhi when he developed the method known as Satyagraha in South Africa. Her grandfather is an English speaking … Continue Reading »

Democracy and Free Speech

You will have seen the news about our Member of Parliament, Jo Cox. Her young children are without their mother, and her loving husband is without his wife We have to understand the meaning of free speech and democracy. We may disagree with someone, but they have the right to express their views. When someone … Continue Reading »

History repeating itself?

The use and repetition of the words Immigration, Jobs, housing by our MP’s in the debates about the referendum is shameful. Whereas the debates should focus on issues like our defences, our safety, our right to control our borders, that might be fair. But using the threat of numbers, the problem of housing, and jobs, … Continue Reading »

Gaza & Israeli Conflict

Shalom and Salaam both mean peace. Hitler created the holocaust that destroyed Jews in Europe. The people in Israel are the survivors of Hitler’s Holocaust. What is happening now is a holocaust against the Arabs in Gaza. From the Arab Spring we see the Israeli Holocaust to eradicate the Arabs in Gaza. Women give birth … Continue Reading »

Televising the Oscar Pistorius Trial

The panel on BBC Question Time gave a brief comment on the televising of the Pistorius Trial (10 Apr 2014). Each panellist expressed the view that televising the trial was a ‘hindrance’. A member of the audience said it was ‘disgusting’ or he or she was ‘disgusted’ by the process. I am satisfied that the … Continue Reading »

Corruption in South Africa

There is much talk about corruption in South Africa. Make no mistake, I’ve seen it too. There is, however, corruption throughout the world. The churches, the banks, hospitals, the police, governments, prime ministers … No country is free of corruption. They say ‘to err is human.’ Therefore, it must be human nature to be corrupt. … Continue Reading »

Baroness Thatcher & Women

Ask not what Maggie Thatcher did for women, but what did women do for her?

Baroness Thatcher

A great Prime Minister. A formidable woman who held her own in a world of men. She was unswerving in her loyalty to Britain.

Tessa Jowell: Britain’s Greatest Culture & Sports Minister

Tessa Jowell you deserve the title -Britain’s Greatest Culture and Sports’ Minister. Without you Britain may never have made the bid for the Olympic Games. Ministers before you have either never put forward the bid, or have failed. It was you who brought the government of Tony Blair on board before the bid for the … Continue Reading »

David Cameron Veto

Our Prime Minister has certainly risen in my estimation. And I congratulate him for his courage. I am neither for or against Europe, but I am for protecting our national interest. When we were debating the Euro, I was for retaining Sterling. While none of us can foresee the outcome of David Cameron’s decision to … Continue Reading »

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