Friday, 24 June 2016

A Draw

We have had two referenda about British membership of the EU. The first favoured membership, and the second withdrawal. I make that a draw 1-1 which is no basis for action until a third referendum breaks the tie.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A Triumph for an Aged Brain

When I went shopping today I forgot my shopping list, but nevertheless bought all the items I'd put on the list, without adding any impulse purchases, so I still have a memory !!!

Monday, 20 June 2016

An unfortunate choice of words

Referring to a ten year old boy, delighted to have received tickets for a football match in the Euro 2016 tournament,  the BBC website chose the headline:

"NI stars call boy after seeing Euros clip"

Apparently footballers got in touch with the boy after seeing an online video of his delighted reaction, but when I first saw the headline I interpreted it quite differently.

Friday, 3 June 2016

An Unnecessary Dispute

I'm puzzled by the current dispute about the massacre of Armenians by Turks.

The deplorable events happened more than 100 years ago. None of those responsible will still be alive.

Determining just what happened and who was responsible is a matter for scholarly disputation between historians, not for angry diplomacy between governments.

Why did the German Bundestag vote on the question, and why should the Turkish government be so anxious to protect the reputations of Turkish rulers of long ago who controlled an empire that no longer exists ?