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!

A tale of two cities

Stoke on Trent……..Labour wins after UKIP’s Paul Nuttall disintegrates mid-attack. With his Hillsborough website catastrophe, his strange attempts to state he was a resident when he was so obviously not, his stuttering attacks on an enemy which never really came…

Lead; kindly light.

I receive advisory and targeted e-mails from many organisations, most of which end up in my ‘trash bag’; as I filter them away from an in-box which is kept for those deserving, i.m.h.o. of course, of my valuable time and…

The Clinton Defence

When the Feds commence the defence of The Donald’s Immigration executive order, they should simply state, “May it please the Court….”   And then play this video:- https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4351026/clinton-1995-immigration-sotu   Job Done!

all the FakeNews that ‘fits’

Everybody remembers the ‘shock’ as well as ‘the horror’ experienced when Prez. Trump reaffirmed that citizens of certain (but definitely not all) Muslim-majority nations were subject to a ninety-day freeze on migration to the USA; and everyone remembers as well…

..and its my bleeding ball.

This is probably the best time for all those lists: the best film, best performance, best director, film with most bows towards a ‘diversity’ target: we’ve all seen them, and quite a few of us wish that there might be…

The Supreme’s Latest Hit

So the Supreme Court has ‘dissed’ 17.4 million British voters, and stated that Parliament should vote on the paths, manner and wherefore’s of Brexit, instead of the Government. I would direct OoL readers to the YouTube site, and there to…

A call against State Censorship

I posted an appeal to add signatures to my proposed Petition regarding Press Freedom in mid-December.   We cannot allow this uber-wealthy pervert to push his views forward, and therefore I would urge readers to visit the site, and cast…