MEGA STATE PROJECTS TO COST US ALL.
May 11th 2019
There is an aspect to public life that really depresses me and that is politician’s addiction to big splashy public projects for which they also display a disturbing lack of ability to manage or...
PROGRESS IN NORTH CAN’T BURN OUT.
April 20th 2019
Easter for me is always a space for renewal and dare I say it spiritual revival and this week has proved no exception. In fact on a personal level it has bordered on the weird. On Monday evening we...
NIGHTMARE GETS SCARIER BY THE DAY
April 13th 2019
Brexit really has become the ultimate political horror show, exemplified by the latest development, an extension to Halloween. A zombie Prime Minister, now despised by great swathes of her party,...
CLIMATE TO TEAR UP THE RULE BOOK
March 29th 2019
We have a problem so enormous on our hands it is very difficult to know where to start. In my own experience I can only equate it to the anxiety I felt about the possibility of a nuclear war...
MORE TWISTS IN BREXIT’S SURREAL TALE.
March 23rd 2019
There have been so many twists and turns in the Brexit saga that at times the whole process seems surreal. Truthfully the phrase that most often leaps to mind is that you couldn’t make this stuff...
Closer in kind to a mob boss than a politician of stature
March 2nd 2019
I still remember vividly when President Nixon sent the bombers into Cambodia during the Vietnam War. I was an undergraduate at Harvard at the time and together with so many of my fellow students...
Minister “out of his depth”
February 23rd 2019
I don’t care if the Sinn Fein motion of no confidence in the frowning Minister Harris was doomed to failure because it was absolutely justified and quite clearly the Minister is “out of his...
BORDERING ON BRINK OF MADNESS
January 25th 2019
I have to say I find it absolutely exasperating when the government won’t tell the truth. Last week it was blatantly obvious that the gaffe-prone Shane Ross let the cat out of the bag about the...
SOARING BILL FOR HOSPITAL IS SICKENING
January 19th 2019
This week unfortunately I find myself back in St. James’s Hospital. Wonderful care but not where I want to be, and even here you can’t escape Brexit with the sound of TV News...
LETS KEEP OUR FRIENDS ON BOARD
January 5th 2019
Unfortunately over Christmas and the New Year I found myself back in St. James’s Hospital. Yet again my admiration for those working in the Health Service soared and apart from the care I...