COVID-19 has been strengthening it's lethal grip on humanity during the month. Many countries including the UK are moving into what appears to be a second wave. We remain hopeful that a vaccine may be available in the new [...]
Our skies now have tell-tale signs that advanced economies are edging back into action. The purity of our skies, glorious while it lasted, is now once again again criss-crossed with vapour trails. I’m increasingly aware of the sound of [...]
We have been taking solace from the tranquility of our garden this month, as the outside world seems to have drifted further into some kind-of surrealistic dreamlike state. The easing of the lock-down announced by Boris Johnson 's triggered [...]
It’s the end of May 2020, Spring has sprung, we are through the initial COVID peak and the lockdown is being eased. The earlier panic buying and public anxiety about Coronavirus is being superseded by a public vexation about [...]
It's Easter Bank-holiday Monday, 12th April 2020, less than 10 days since my last post. Spring has sprung and yesterday was an Easter Day like no other, warm, gloriously sunny and memorable for all the wrong reasons. On this day, [...]
Seven days ago the World Health Organisation changed the status/definition for this COVID-19 outbreak from 'Global Emergency' to 'Global Pandemic'. The UK's risk mitigation activities appear to have failed and we are accelerating into an un-contained transmission of COVID-19.
Brexit goes into overdrive following the 2019 election result and the UK prepares for seismic changes. We’re heading for the biggest shakeup in economic and monitory policy in a generation to get us through. About 45% of UK imports come from the EU and 79% of imported food comes from the EU[..]
On 9th October (within days of the Americans beginning their rapid withdrawal) Turkey launched an offensive into Northern Syria to remove, what they described as, the threat of Kurdish terrorists. Trump cautioned President Erdogan of Turkey against slaughtering the Kurdish people and issued threats to destroy the Turkish economy