When I was a member of the Labour Party the membership card (which was indeed made of card) had the text below, known as Clause IV emblazoned across it.To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon … Continue reading Clause IV
So says the headline from the BBC. BBC News - IMF backs coalition spending cutsIt does beg the question though as to what would happen if the IMF didn't back the government's financial plans?Wikipedia describes the IMF thus:It is an organization formed with a stated objective of stabilizing international exchange rates and facilitating development through … Continue reading IMF backs coalition spending cuts
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Image via WikipediaAn article on the BBC brings to mind a situation from a few years ago. I used to lead a house group attached to my local Anglican church. I remember one evening as we were studying the Bible that one gentleman couldn't wait to share some news. He had read in the papers … Continue reading The Parting Of The Red Sea
Not all of them are beautiful.I noticed a caterpillar that had rested below the lock on my back gate had made a cocoon around itself. That'll be interesting I thought, to see the process of a butterfly appearing.Unfortunately nature had other ideas. Some beastie has laid eggs on the cocoon and parked itself next to … Continue reading All God’s Creatures
Rummaging through YouTube I came across these two theme tunes from programmes that I remember from my childhood. They both create within me a very peculiar feeling, a mixture of melancholy and warmth. Odd.First off is the title tune to The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe.Next up we have the opening theme to White Horses.If you … Continue reading Nostalgia in B&W
All estimates but shouldn't be too far off.Population of the UK - 61,000,000Membership of the National Secular Society - 9,000 ( 0.01% of the population )Membership of the British Humanist Association - 7,000 ( 0.01% of the population )Number of Catholics in the UK - 4,200,000 ( 6.8% of the population )It's a shame that … Continue reading A Still Small Voice