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!

and it tolls for thee.

A minute silence for the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima Bomb? Fair enough, but let’s have a little balance in both the memories, and the memorials. How’s about thirty seconds for the 2,403 American dead through drowning, burns, explosions, bullets,…

No-one gave a damn!

1400 White kids groomed, raped and sexually used and abused over a period of seven years in Rotherham by (wait for it) men of Pakistani Heritage……………..Police activity……………….Nil Two separate allegations of paeadophile activity levelled against a DEAD former Prime Minister…

Oil be seeing you,

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8rXG4BH2A[/youtube] I normally watch the antics of so-called Environmental Activists and Protesters with detachment, and my only real concern is that no-one on their targets is injured by the antics of the Anti’s, as it were; but I wonder if…

The lion, and the hypocrisy.

Oh, the sheer terror of it all! The black headlines flood onto the pages and the screens, all stating one thing only; ‘How cruel, how terrible, how unfeeling; and on, and on, ad infinitum’. A  cross-section of those headlines read:…

Now that’s Education…..Black Africa Style!

The schoolkids in the City of Port Elizabeth are said to be rioting over the standards of education in the schools. Nonsense, they seem to have a real grip on the fundamentals (click on thumbnails) of various disciplines, such as:-…

‘ I was misinformed’

My all-time favourite film is the black-and-white masterpiece ‘Casablanca’ starring the inimitable Bogart and Bergman, as well the masterly performance of Claude Rains as the corrupt, yet strangely incorruptible Casablanca Police Captain. My favourite scene and words  were :- Captain…

Orphans of Irony

  Tourists pack out the beaches at Benidorm. The city has now applied to the UN to be declared a World Heritage Site, alongside the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China The mind boggles; it truly does! The…

Look away; Dixie-Land!

So the ‘Stars and Bars’ fly no more next to the South Carolina Statehouse, but I do wonder if it will be so easy to remove those same ‘Stars and Bars’ from the whole history of the South? (Old) Mt.…