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.
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.Copyright Jungarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
For years now we have been told by politicians from the major parties that the trickle down economy is the only way forward and all that has happened is that a large part of the population has no work, relies on food banks or has insecure employment through zero hour contracts and the like. Meanwhile the rich get richer and the wealth divide greater and all the time the same line gets rolled out that this is the only way otherwise big business will get eaten by the bogey man and then we will really be in trouble. And like a childrens’ story this is simply not the truth. So let’s make sure that the next lot of governing politicians govern for all those people who are suffering the indignity of being poor and stop pandering to the wishes of big business and the one percent.
You will see many sights when you watch the London Marathon but I have never seen Jesus before and carrying a cross. Very impressive.Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
If you get a chance and you want to see a great little independent film then pay to see Tea and Sangria. It is a film by Peter Domankiewicz who has put his life, soul and most of his money into making and getting it distributed. He and the cast all deserve success with this wonderful romcom. It is the story of David who moves to Madrid to live with his Spanish girlfriend but not everything goes to plan. Search for it on Twitter and Facebook as well as looking at the reviews.
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.
Forget all those celebrity artists and take a walk round any city to look at some real works of creative art. In London it is around the East End, especially around Brick Lane and there are so many examples that change quite rapidly. It is an outside art gallery and you need to be looking up and down as well as around you. If we weren’t looking down we would have missed this piece. It is probably no more than 20cm tall but it is so clever with the shadows drawn onto the pavement as if the sun is rising from behind where the actual wall is. If you are in London for whatever length of time you should visit this part of the city. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk