FIGHT OR FLEE

As always we have the choice to fight or flee, to look after ourselves or others, to be anxious and nervous or stay steady and firm. As the history of Thucydides (when plague hit Athens) and as La Peste of Albert Camus (describing the plague in Oran, Algeria) point...

CORONA VIRUS

The virus seems to be on most people’s minds for the time being and no one can be certain where it will lead us. The world’s capitalist economies are in free fall (good at least for the planet and climate change, especially as there is less carbon dioxide...

BREXIT AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Today Britain has left the European Union. I initially voted for Brexit in the referendum when I was abroad because it seemed to promise greater sovereignty and independence and because I did not like unelected commissioners deciding on our laws and rules. But I was...

Second Referendum and the European Union

In the last referendum I voted in favour of getting out of the European Union for the reasons giving in my blog below. They are still valid. The European Union may have prevented war between nations in Europe, but it has not stopped them from waging war on other...