Tag Archives: England

Saturday 8th April 2017 London

We found a great Fullers pub not far from Paddington station, The Victoria. Nice sunny day as well. The Victoria pub near Paddington IMG_0283

Bernie Sanders – A Refreshing American Politician

I always thought that our UK politicians were quite awful and the system fairly undemocratic but then seeing the US it always seemed to be one step more into being a system of who buys whom. Then I saw articles on Bernie Sanders and I thought wow, what a breath of fresh air. Not sure if he will get very far but I’m hoping and I hope that a lot of Americans will see the sense to help him move further on.

Paul and Laura a Marriage on the Marathon Run

I don’t know if it is the first time that this has happened but Paul and Laura ran the 2015 London Marathon and at some point got married along the way and then carried on. I hope that they finished and good luck for them in the future.

Paul and Laura get married during the 2015 London marathon.

Paul and Laura get married during the 2015 London marathon.

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Jesus – Did he really run the 2015 London Marathon

You will see many sights when you watch the London Marathon but I have never seen Jesus before and carrying a cross. Very impressive.

A runner dressed as Jesus and carrying a cross.

A runner dressed as Jesus and carrying a cross.

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UK Election 2015 – time for a major change

With the UK general election almost upon us isn’t time that we had some radical changes? Here are some to think about:

1. Empty properties in London and other major cities, if they are not being lived in by the owners for more than a month per year then the local councils have the right to rent them out at affordable rents to people. This would stop the one percent using our cities and homes as investment vehicles.

2. Corporations, all corporations in retail, food, clothing and entertainment to be limited. Let’s put individuality, small owners, family businesses back into the running of our cities.

3. Commercial property owners of retail space, cap and reduce the rent they can charge allowing non corporate businesses to start and flourish.

I’m sure that there are a few more that we can think of to divide up the wealth in a fairer way.

Let’s break the chains that bind us the ninety nine percent.

Wild Tales – Relatos Savajes

I have just been to see this wonderful and very funny film that is wicked in its dark humour content. It takes every day situations, six of them, and exaggerates their outcomes. The film was produced by Almodovar and has his style stamped all over it. While waiting for the film to start there were several Hollywood trailers that featured many special visual and audio effects, car chases and killing people. In comparison then it would appear that Hollywood has not only lost the plot but lost all the plots. In Britain it would be nice to see some of the independent film makers products. The slops that Hollywood produced can’t be everything that comes out of the US.

So many empty properties – so many homeless people – Take back the cities part 1

In London, like many other major cities we have a problem. That’s were the work is but nobody can afford to live here and even if they could there wouldn’t be enough properties but I would love to see the number of empty investment properties around. So here’s an idea so that Londoners can live in London, New Yorkers can live in New York and Parisians can live in Paris etc. Take a city, take the central area where all the work is and make it law that only individuals can own housing in that area. Then make it a law that unless the actual individual owner spends at least one continuous month there that the local authority has the right to house a local person there at an affordable rent and I do mean affordable for as long as the owner is away. Needs the flesh putting on the bones of course. Take back the cities part 1.

Teachers warn of ‘Victorian’ poverty among pupils

I have just read an article entitled this on the BBC website. I live in what is supposed to be one of the most advanced countries in the world and every day I hear smug members of the political class telling me how good it is and how good it is going to be. When you see this sort of article you know that it is all lies, complete misinformation. A time for political change perhaps.

Using technology and having respect for your fellow human being

I was in a supermarket the other day and was slightly annoyed by a hip and possibly cool young dude on his mobile whose conversation was being shared with many of the rest of us shoppers whether we liked it or not. What really really annoys me though is the lack of respect for the staff working in the supermarket. I saw this, let’s call him ignorant fellow for the sake of politeness, ordering cheese from the cheese counter whilst still carrying on his vacuous conversation. All people in our service industries should be able to say “I won’t be serving you unless you engage with me and get off your phone”. Mobile technology is wonderful, loss of being respectful is appalling. Every human deserves respect. And then I found this photo which I think says it in some way. Mobile Phones Keep Quiet Oxford It was taken in a small shop selling coffee and tea in Oxford, a great little place that had obviously been visited by the same sort of ignorant cool dude that I had had to suffer. RESPECT, it costs nothing. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk