Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interesting To Watch A Bully Intimidating Friends Of Friends – Crimea

I, like most others in the world, am watching the Crimea situation with interest, but people of my age remember Crimea being part of Russia when we were kids and Kruschev gave it away – without asking anyone, but only from one part of the Soviet Union to another. He would have had no concept of the break up of the USSR which would follow twenty years later.

There was also an agreement in place for Russia to use the Crimea for military purposes.

Suddenly Ukraine ends up in turmoil through corrupt and incompetent leaders and Russia became afraid of losing its bases owing to the Ukraine’s increasingly western leanings. Continue reading

Scottish Residents Need To Wake Up

The political situation in the UK is deeply worrying.

Currently the backlash against the Liberal Democrats for getting into bed with the Conservatives seems to have damaged them beyond immediate repair. At the next UK general election, not only will they not be able to seize power themselves, but the number of members of parliament they are likely to return means that there is little chance of them retaining the balance of power. The coalition will end. Continue reading