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Is the British Government dangerously out of touch with Reality? Here are Ten Policies and their Impact to Reflect On

The British Government has been in office since December 12, 2019 – about 18 months. Next general election is about three years away in May 2024.

Few Members of Parliament attend sessions due to social distancing  and use virtual participation. The Government frequently tell the media that Ministers are not available to give comment to concerns about government policies. House of Parliament seems lifeless along with a muted opposition. Continue reading 



Concerned Voices from Palestine. ‘Sounds of screaming children (in Gaza) were louder than the missiles.’

Here are responses from people in Palestine I have read in the past week on social media and in several links in an email message from a Palestinian activist and friend. At times, I have drawn two or more extracts from the same person(s). Continue reading 



The Buddha on War. To mark Full Moon of May, 2021. Day marks Buddha’s Enlightenment.

26 May 2021. Full Moon. Millions of Buddhists worldwide pay tribute to the Buddha’s enlightenment.

The Buddha on War Continue reading 



CONCERNED VOICES FROM ISRAEL. “Listen to us women, because violence is killing us.”

Here are some of the responses from people in Israel that I have read in the past week on social media. I used the Hebrew-English translator on social media. Be clear. These are voices of a minority of Israeli citizens. I drew from extracts of their social media messages and their responses to messages from other Israeli citizens. At times, I have drawn two or more extracts from the same person(s).  Friends in Israel have written most of the contributions. Continue reading 



I feel some small measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government building  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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