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.

Fifty-First State

Fifty-First State

I'm just wondering whether we've already applied to be the 51st state, or do we have to wait till after 'Brexit'?  If they're quick Eire could become 52nd and that would solve the 'hard border' problem (not!). We are, naturally, closer to the Americans than we are to...

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Life in Gaza

As Israel tightens even further the squeeze on Gaza a mother shared her distress at the siege conditions, their 'fear and terror'. She is mother of two young children handicapped, not by their genes, but through malnutrition brought about by the illegal and immoral...

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The Art of Seduction

The Art of Seduction I know I shouldn’t have, but I succumbed. Don’t judge me, you’ve all done it too, or a version of it; been seduced like me. I’d gone to do a little shopping, my wife had given me a list, just a few things which, naturally, I augmented slightly,...

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CATC18

Christ at the checkpoint 2018. The theme is 'Jesus Christ at the center' and the range and quality of speakers has been awe inspiring. It is the end of day three, two solid days of input, including a visit to Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, the home of Ahed Tamimi, the...

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Why Only Israel?

A very good question, usually asked by supporters of Israel who want to know why Israel’s critics don’t also criticize other nations*.  So, yes; why only Israel? And I’d like an answer to the following: When Bashar Assad is subjected to sanctions for dealing with an...

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We Didn’t Know …

... is what they said; is what they'll say - and I wonder 'Why?'  How come I, a mere pew-Christian know of the  crimes against the Palestinian people this Eastertide of 2018?    And Christian Leaders stay silent (with the noble exception of Christian Aid). Don't they...

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Be Brave

Here at Spring Harvest 2018, (Skegness), we have been studying the letter of James, on the theme: 'Only the Brave - Determined Discipleship' and we are being urged to be brave. We have heard examples of great bravery. Under pressure (from e.g. CUFI, BoD, etc.) can we...

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