Opinion

Welcome to my opinion page. From time to time I will place an article that I think may be of interest to you in the section below. Click on the title to open it full screen, or if the item has a “read more…” link at the bottom click on that. New news items are listed with the most recent at the top of the page.

Jaffa Orange

Canning of food was a recent, and expensive innovation and refrigeration was in its infancy;  but Jaffa oranges were big business. If 90% of the population across almost all of the world were engaged in agriculture it was because subsistence-plus farming was still a...

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Wearing my White Poppy with pride.

Today I shall wear my white poppy, a poppy with the word 'Peace' at its centre. That word will no doubt be used many times as today we remember those who died and those whose lives were forever damaged by the seemingly endless conflicts that have plagued the world....

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Sad Centenary – a response in response

Hi Dave, Again, thank you for allowing my post to stand! I do so because you make important, but, to my mind, inadequate points. You seem only to be able to see things from the perspective of Zionist propaganda, and I suggest your responses betray a strange lack of...

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A Sad Centenary  -- A recent post on my blog, where you may also view the comment(s)  

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Protesting Balfour

Today 15,000 people gathered in London to protest at the suffering of the Palestinian people brought about by the Balfour declaration 100 years ago. I was proud to be present, alongside people of many faiths and none. Zionists tried to prevent us, but didn't succeed,...

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Sad Centenary

This day, 2nd November, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the letter from Arthur Balfour, Britain’s Foreign Secretary in 1917, to Lord Rothschild as representing British Jewry. It is an indictment of Britain’s present government and many opposition members of...

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Evangelicals lacking Courage

Fear of being called 'antisemitic', of being thought divisive, of losing influence or income? Are these some of the reasons few evangelical charismatic church leaders have had the courage to engage with Christian Zionism. (Odd, when we engage easily enough with the...

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Herzl, Weizmann, Jews and Faith

Theodor Herzl and Chaim Weizmann took a dim view of some of their fellow Jews; that is apparent from their writings. Herzl and Weizmann may be regarded as key architects of Zionism, without them it may not have happened; would not have happened at the time and in the...

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Mistaken Identity

Well here it is, my new book. It feels odd writing that, as if it’s not the first. It is, available here in print and here on kindle – quite why they don’t show up in the same place I don’t know, but getting all the formatting details right has been an exercise in...

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I don’t get it

It will be obvious to my many readers, (or ‘my reader’), that there are many things I don’t understand. For instance, ‘eschatology’; lots of Christians today seem to think it’s a recent invention. “Hey Folks, Look Out, we’re in the Last Days; didn’t see that coming...

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