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Archive for the ‘FEAR’ Category

FICTIONAL SCIENCE

October 8, 2019

Ought not the title to be Science Fiction? The two are pretty mixed up. Sometimes nothing happens till an idea is created and then reality follows. At other times the thing comes first and then people write stories about it. Recently two writers of spy stories (Le Carre and Rimington) have been attacked by an […]

LAST BLAST

June 22, 2016

Tomorrow we vote. On Friday morning it will all be over. How will I feel?  If LEAVE wins I shall be excited by a new, unexplored, adventurous world. If REMAIN wins I shall be disappointed but not greatly surprised. I suspect that some people will run for cover at the last moment and give in […]

STILL GOING ON ABOUT EUROPE

April 18, 2016

The papers yesterday reported some vigorous talk by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove in support of the OUT campaign. They rightly identified the approach of Cameron and Osborne as one based on fear. Do those two really think the nation will like that? Who do they think we are? But they might succeed if people […]

THE DANGERS OF STAYING IN THE EU.

March 10, 2016

The advocates of staying have started their scare campaign about the dangers attached to leaving. What about the dangers of staying? If we do, we shall only get more of the same. We shall get more interference from Brussels and further loss of national independence. We shall cease to be a nation. Acceptance of the […]

FEAR CAN WIN AN ELECTION

December 8, 2013

Everywhere this week, the news of the death of Nelson Mandela has been the Number One item. The worldwide media were full of justified tributes. It was a fantastic achievement to end apartheid and bring reconciliation. As I read all about it, I was worried that there were points in that long story that we might […]