Dec 2019: Seismic changes for the UK

2020-02-01T00:59:25+00:00December 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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[..]

Oct 2019: US out, Turkey + Russia in.

2020-01-17T19:38:12+00:00October 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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

A memorable weekend in October 2019

2020-03-10T10:21:29+00:00October 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Westminster bridge was swarming with people on foot heading to and from Parliament Square which was rammed with protestors. The whole area around Parliament square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, across to St James along the route of the Peoples March was closed to traffic. The closer we got to Parliament Square the more densely packed the crowd.

Sep 2019: Suspending Parliament unlawful.

2020-01-19T11:03:49+00:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Johnson had to fly back from the US to provide a suitable explanation to the Queen, then straight across to the Houses of Parliament to face the music there. Tempers were fraught in the Commons that day with some highly irresponsible rhetoric whipping up emotions, seeding ideas of possible civil unrest

Aug 2019: A volatile future is unfolding.

2020-01-19T13:12:29+00:00August 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Toddbrook reservoir had exceeded capacity and was overflowing. The sheer force of the water tore into fractures in the dam and got under the concrete skin. The situation quickly went critical as chunks of material were ripped out by the fast-flowing water. The dam was at risk of collapsing within hours, putting life at risk in the surrounding area.