Author: Mike Cunningham

Born in England in 1940 in the middle of the Blitz, the youngest of three brothers, he survived an early death after a gas leak filled his bedroom in Jarrow. His sister, who was born ten years later, died at a tragically-early age of sixteen from leukaemia. He joined the Merchant Navy after an Engineering education, and spent seven-odd years living a footloose existence at sea, but met the light of his life, the girl who is now his wife of now forty-seven years while in London. Lived in South Africa for eighteen years while raising three kids, all of whom are now Engineers of varying disciplines themselves. Worked in Africa, and then in England in heavy Engineering, on water, sewage, power and electricity projects, watching the steady decline, in Great Britain, of all types of manufacturing and engineering excellence for the next twenty-five years. This decline mainly due to a combination of political interference and political ineptitude. Likes and loves his family, giving special attention to the three Grandsons who are all both independent and always smiling! Is very proud of his three adult kids. Interests range from politics to blogging and writing, from classical music to photography. Is taking a special interest these days in local council political matters. He has had two books published, one of which is a book in both print and Kindle, and is a novel about Right-wing politics, with four more available as e-books. Politically, he is inclined towards the Right, but is constantly depressed by what is on offer on that side of the political divide. Dislikes the very idea of the European Union, and is forlornly awaiting any Party to keep their promises regarding that bureaucracy-ridden place by the offer of a Referendum. High on any wish-list is an importation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States into the political life of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so that once more Freemen can speak Freely, without recourse to euphemisms and double-speak!

Winston Smith, face the camera!

I do not normally endorse or promote commercial enterprise. But I would wish to commend Amazon Prime for their video production series entitled ‘The Man in the High Castle’. Without detailing too much of the plot-lines, the series is based…

THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW BUMPS

Michael McGibbon …..shot and murdered……IRASinnFein or   ‘dissidents’ Adrian Ismay….murdered by Booby trap bomb……IRASinnFein or   ‘dissidents’ David Byrne…shot at boxing match….Continuity IRASinnFein Eddie Hutch Snr. …..revenge killing…Continuity IRASinnFein Eight bullets hit police car…no-one injured as window was bullet-proofed   Devolved Northern…

A possible glimmer of common sense

Many words, paragraphs and indeed articles have been written regarding the status of the Press in Great Britain, and of the sinister (yes, I know) ideas behind the pervert-promoted Impress Regulator and its twisted ideals. I will not dwell upon…

The worst is over….

With the Forth road bridge closed, with gale-force and more winds striking a fair length of our countryside, chaos is reported in many areas. We have suffered tremendous damage; fortunately no-one has been badly injured: but our vow is simple:-

Render unto Ceasar…….

One of the many things about Israel which I, and possibly many others, admire is the simple truth that they do not ‘**ck around’, they do not prevaricate, they speedily decide who are the bad guys, and wipe them out.…

Only in Arabia!

I can just about see, or perhaps understand, the thinking behind an Institution such as the Guinness Book of Records. I mean, if you do something really spectacularly dangerous, you really want everyone to know how bloody stupid you really…

…For Auld Lang Syne!

A hug from a pair of arms still young, but with a potential strength from one only eight years old: a whispered ‘Thank you Grandad’: smiles from faces which life has yet to mould: a tiny hand gripped my thumb:…